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Interest mounts in Barnes

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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:11:00

Liverpool have agreed to send Suso to Union Deportiva Almeria on a season-long loan.

The 19-year-old, who moved from Cadiz three years ago, will join the club which won promotion to La Liga last season.

Suso, who was involved in the U20 World Cup finals with Spain this month, made his Liverpool debut in a Europa League clash against Young Boys last September.

He went to make 19 further appearances for the first team.

Dunne is a free agent after being released by Villa earlier this summer following an injury-ravaged season last term.

The Republic of Ireland international failed to play a single game last season due to a serious Achilles injury, but he proved his fitness by featuring for the Republic in a friendly against Georgia in June.

Doncaster Rovers have been weighing up a move for the 33-year-old, but QPR are hopeful of luring the centre-half to Loftus Road, Sky Sports understands.

Rangers boss Harry Redknapp is thought to be a big fan of Dunne and sees him as an ideal replacement for Chris Samba following his return to Anzhi.

Dunne is keen to kick-start his career again and Redknapp sees him as an ideal leader to help his side's bid to win promotion back to the Premier League.

Barnes is entering the final year of his contract at the Amex Stadium and the 23-year-old has yet to be offered a new deal.

The news has alerted a host of Barnes' suitors with the former Plymouth man establishing himself as one of the best strikers in the Championship.

Barnes finished as Brighton's top scorer in their first season back in the Championship in the 2011-12 season with 14 goals and he scored nine goals last term despite missing seven games through suspension.

Norwich and Hull are both thought to be admirers of Barnes and are actively monitoring his situation on the South coast.

Brighton would be loathe to lose Barnes, but they are bracing themselves for bids for the skilful attacker.

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