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Liverpool have stepped up their interest in Lyon left-back Aly Cissokho.

Newcastle’s Jose Enrique was the No.1 target for manager Kenny Dalglish and Reds director of football Damien Comolli.

But they are baulking at the Toon’s £15million valuation of a player who is in the last year of his contract.

Liverpool have now moved Cissokho to the top of their wanted list, with Celtic’s Emilio Izaguirre behind him.

Cissokho, 23, has suitors across Europe, with Bayern Munich – who are also keen on Enrique – and Juventus keeping tabs, too.

The Reds are also locked in a battle to sign Standard Liege midfielder Axel Witsel.

Liverpool have offered £10m for the 22-year-old, whose club rate him at £13m.

Milan sporting director Ariedo Braida watched him in action on Friday for Belgium in their Euro 2012 qualifying draw against Turkey.

And it was not a good night for Witsel, as he blazed a match-winning 74th-minute penalty over the bar.

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