Liverpool defender Daniel Agger will sign a new contract – with a large pay rise – in an effort to fend off interest in the Denmark international from Premier League champions Manchester City, the
Negotiations over the revised deal are set to be at an advanced stage, with Agger expected to sign very shortly. The new terms are understood to pay Agger £80,000 per week, a salary the Mirror suggests is commensurate with the £25m transfer fee Liverpool demanded from any interested party. City were joined in their pursuit of Agger by Barcelona, the newspaper adds.
The announcement of the agreed new contract is expected imminently in order to improve the mood around Anfield after the first Premier League match of the Brendan Rodgers era got off to a poor start. Liverpool were beaten 3-0 by West Bromwich Albion – who have former Reds assistant manager Steve Clarke in the dugout – while Agger was shown a red card for bringing down Shane Long.
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