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Report: Liverpool launch move for Euro 2016 star who is lifelong fan, Everton interested

By Harvey Byrne

Liverpool and Everton have now joined several Premier League clubs in the race to sign Iceland’s Euro 2016 star Ragnar Sigurdsson, according to a report.

Guardian journalist Ed Aarons claims on his personal Twitter page that the two Merseyside clubs have registered an interest in the Iceland international.

It was reported on Football Insider that Tottenham and Leicester were eyeing a swoop for Iceland’s Ragnar Sigurdsson, but now the two Merseyside clubs have joined them alongside Middlesbrough and Watford.

It is thought that Sigurdsson is a lifelong supporter of the Anfield club and is also believed to be keen on a move to the Premier League, so a move to the English giants could be a “dream move” for the defender.

The 30-year-old has two more years left on his current contract at Russian side Krasnodar and it is reported that Sigurdsson would cost around £4million

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The centre-back starred for his country at Euro 2016, starting all five games and helped send England home with a man of the match performance that included Iceland’s equalising goal in their 2-1 triumph.

Krasnodar signed him in the summer of 2014 from Danish side Copenhagen for around £3million.

The Icelandic defender starred in 35 encounters for the Russian outfit in the recently completed season which include nine appearances in the Europa League as the club went out at the last-32 in a 4-0 loss against Sparta Prague over two legs.

In other Liverpool news, Adam Bogdan’s proposed loan move to Wigan is being held up by the goalkeeper’s wage demands.