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Marseille reject Liverpool bid for centre-back

Liverpool were successful in bringing in defensive reinforcements on deadline day, agreeing a permanent deal for Ben Davies from Preston and bringing in Ozan Kabak from Schalke on loan.

However, they had a bid for another centre-back, Duje Caleta-Car turned down.

The Croatian international currently plays for Ligue 1 side Marseille, and the Premier League champions offered them £20 million for his services.

The player himself was very keen on the move and travelled to Marseille airport in the hope of catching a flight to England to seal the deal.

However, hi side turned down the offer, and he will now stay in the South of France for the rest of the season.

The Premier League champions were forced into the transfer market after it was confirmed that Joel Matip will miss the rest of the season with the ankle ligament damage he picked up in the Premier League against Spurs last week.

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