Liverpool set to swoop for Birmingham's Scott Dann after missing out on Phil Jones - report

The Reds have reportedly set their sights on the £10 million-rated Blues defender in order to strengthen their defence after failing to secure the Blackburn man
Birmingham City defender Scott Dann could be on his way back to the Premier League, with Liverpool seemingly leading the chase after failing to sign Blackburn's Phil Jones.

The 24-year-old is said to be despereate to stay in the Premier League after Birmingham were relegated after a miserable finish to the 2010-2011 season.

Arsenal are also reportedly thought to be in the running for his signature, with Arsene Wenger looking to reinvigorate his struggling defence next season; however, this looks unlikely as Dann is a lifelong Liverpool supporter and former season ticket holder, which could work in Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish's favour.

It has been reported that Dann could command a fee of £10 million, somewhat of a bargain price given the big money transfers of Phil Jones [£16m to Manchester United] and Jordan Henderson [£20m to Liverpool].

The former Walsall and Coventry City defender, has made sixty appearances for Birmingham City's first team, and has garnered attention from a host of Premier League clubs despite injuring his knee in January's League Cup semi-final.

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