With the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham linked with a move for Fabien Delph Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert and reiterated his desire to keep the player at the club, the Daily
The England international is in high demand and the club could well lose him for nothing in the summer with the player’s contract expiring at the end of the season.
There is no sign that the 25-year-old will pen a new deal as of yet and Villa could be forced to cash in in order to get some form of fee for the midfielder.
Delph is reportedly holding out for wages of £50,000 a week and if clubs want him it would take around £8m to bag his services this winter.
With Steven Gerrard finally leaving the club in the summer Brendan Rodgers is looking for suitable replacements and Delph is said to feature highly on that list.
And the Kop boss will get to see Delph close up on Saturday as Liverpool travel to Villa Park – with the player set to return following suspension.
But boss Lambert believes he still has a chance of keeping his player and intends to fight for his stay.
He said: “It would be a major boost if we can get him to stay. It would send out a great message. Him turning around and staying would be a massive statement.
“We’re still talking to Fabian. Hopefully we can get something done. It would be great for us if we could do it.”
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