Poulsen ready for Roy’s Reds – Agent

The Reds are thought to have targeted a move for Juventus

midfielder Poulsen as a direct replacement for wantaway star Javier

Mascherano. Juve are believed to be willing to offload Poulsen as

he does not figure in new coach Luigi Del Neri’s long-term plans.

Anfield boss Roy Hodgson is a big admirer of the 30-year-old and

confirmed his interest in the defensive midfielder earlier this

week. Poulsen’s representative, Jorn Bonnesen, has held talks with

Liverpool over a possible deal and he is confident the move could

be wrapped up next week. “It won’t take more than a week before

this is sorted out.” Bonnesen told Ekstra Bladet. “It might be

already in the beginning of next week. Christian Poulsen is Roy’s

man. “He will be playing as defensive midfielder at Liverpool. I

returned home with a good and positive impression.”