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Could Mohamed Diame be Brendan Rodgers' first signing as Liverpool boss?

The midfielder is a free agent after his contract at Wigan ran out. Meanwhile, Maxi’s going nowhere.

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MOHAMED DIAME’S MOVE to Liverpool is back on, after it emerged that new Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is a fan of the former Wigan midfielder.

The Senegalese international was initially sounded out by former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish about a move to Anfield, before the Scot lost his job.

The 24-year-old – available on a Bosman after his contract with the Latics ran out – said he had hoped to move to Liverpool but was looking at other options, but it has now emerged that Rodgers would be keen on signing him.

New Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is also said to be keen on Diame.

Meanwhile, Liverpool winger Maxi Rodriguez has denied reports that he has left the club to return to Argentina.

The 31-year-old appeared to wave goodbye to fans at Anfield after the thrashing of Chelsea at the start of May, and was spotted in Rosario, where his old club Newell’s Old Boys are situated.

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However, Maxi says that he plans to honour the year left on his contract.

“I do not know where these things come from. I have one year left on my contract at Liverpool and did not talk to anybody.”

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