Liverpool laughed off after £10m bid for Man United target

Posted on May 29 2015 - 11:22am by Staff Writer

Liverpool have failed with a bid of £10m for Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne, according to Daily Telegraph.

Both Chelsea and Manchester United’s interest in the promising full-back has been widely reported recently, but according to reports both Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are monitoring Clyne’s contract situation at St Mary’s.

Clyne’s contract runs out at the end of next season and while Southampton remain optimistic he will commit his future to the club in the coming weeks.

Spurs’ interest in Clyne is not to be seen as an attempt to replace Kyle Walker, but instead a chance to invest in homegrown talent and create competition for places within Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs squad.

Whilst, Liverpool, who made a £10m bid for the defender late on Thursday evening – have been laughed off by Saints officials for what they deem as a ‘cheap’ bid.

Man United‘s interest in Clyne now seems to be fading, however, with boss Louis van Gaal keen to look elsewhere.