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7th Sep, 2016 | 9:48am

Leicester in talks with man who helped recruit Torres and Mascherano at Liverpool - report

By Harvey Byrne

Leicester want Eduardo Macia to replace former head of recruitment Steve Walsh, according to a report.

The Telegraph claim that Macia has been approached by Claudio Ranieri, who sees him as the perfect candidate to replace Walsh, who moved to Everton earlier this summer.

Macia is in talks over a senior role at the club, working alongside Ranieri and current director of football Jon Rudkin.

Macia held the role of chief scout at Liverpool for four years between 2006 and 2010.

He helped then manager Rafa Benitez land a number of influential and high-profile players, including Fernando Torres and Javier Mascherano.

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One of his final pieces of business for the Reds was helping to bring in Raheem Sterling from QPR at the age of 16 for an initial £600,000 rising to £5million, which Liverpool made a huge profit on when he eventually left for Manchester City in 2015.

Ranieri knows Macia from the time spent at Valencia together.

The Spaniard has large boots to fill after Walsh departed from the club, with the new staff member helping to recruit several key players as the Foxes shocked the football world and won the Premier League last season.

Two of these stars include now Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante and current PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez.

In other Liverpool news, the Reds are set to pursue Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic.