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PSG's Lucas Digne set for Roma rather than Liverpool - sources

Liverpool are set to miss out to Roma for Paris Saint-Germain defender Lucas Digne, sources have told ESPN FC.

Liverpool have considered a move for Digne as they look to bolster their left-back options with the Frenchman keen on a move away from PSG.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers started summer signing Joe Gomez at left-back in Sunday's 1-0 win at Stoke despite the youngster being seen as a right-back or central defender.

Lucas Digne made 15 Ligue 1 appearances last season.

Rodgers also has Jose Enrique and Alberto Moreno to choose from, but Gomez's selection has led to uncertainty over their futures at the club.

Digne was on Liverpool's list of targets to fill the problematic left-back role, but Roma are in pole position to land the France international.

Roma boss Rudi Garcia worked with the full-back during his time as manager of Lille prior to his move to Italy.

Roma are in the market for a new left-back with former England international Ashley Cole finding himself out of favour at the Stadio Olimpico.

Digne has struggled to hold down a regular place in the PSG side under Laurent Blanc, who has preferred Maxwell in the left-back spot in the starting XI.

Roma are hoping to land Digne on loan with an option to buy with the player keen on a move away in search of regular first-team football ahead of next summer's Euro 2016 tournament.


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