Lucas Digne to Liverpool speculation played down

Lucas Digne’s agent has cooled speculation the Paris Saint-Germain defender is set to join Liverpool.

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Reports on Monday suggested Liverpool officials had met with PSG to discuss the possibility of signing Digne, with the 22-year-old struggling for first-team appearances at the Parc des Princes.

However, the French international’s agent, Mikkel Beck, has played down claims PSG have given the Reds permission to approach the player.

“That’s not right,” Sky Sports report Beck as telling Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet. “They have not given me permission to talk to Liverpool.

“I cannot comment on the clubs’ names, but there is interest from several large systems. We have to see if something will come eventually, but that is what is being worked on. Lucas is not 100 percent satisfied with the situation in Paris.”

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Digne would be seen as credible competition for Alberto Moreno at left-back, with the Spaniard and the currently injured Jon Flanagan being the club’s only experienced players in that position, besides Jose Enrique, who could be set to leave.

Last week PSG manager Laurent Blanc admitted Digne was looking for a new club.

“It is he who very clearly asked to leave,” Blanc said.

“He is with us, he is very professional, he trains very well and has prepared excellently. This is a good thing for him and possibly for us, should he stay with us this season.”