Blues To Sign Reds Midfielder?

Last updated : 17 January 2005 By Brian Cartlidge

The 28-year-old Senegal international is reportedly set to begin talks with Blues on a season long loan deal.

Blues boss Steve Bruce, who is keen to find a replacement for Wales international Robbie Savage whose move to Blackburn Rovers is imminent, is also being linked with another central midfielder in Portsmouth's Amdy Faye - ironically a team-mate of Diao in the Senegal international side.

Diao has failed to hold down a regular first team place under new Reds boss Rafael Benitez and is said to be keen on a move away from Anfield.

Salif Diao - Information
Date of birth10 February 1977Height6.0
Place of birthKefougou, SenegalWeight11.5
NicknameSquad No.

Recent Career History By Club (1999 onwards)
TeamDebutApps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
Liverpool28/08/200235 (26)391
Sedan29/07/200040 (7)0111
Monaco16/02/20000 (1)000
Recent Career History By Season (1999 onwards)
SeasonFirst App.Apps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
2004/200510/08/20048 (6)130
2003/200424/09/20035 (2)010
2002/200328/08/200222 (18)251
2001/200228/07/200124 (0)071
2000/200129/07/200016 (7)040
1999/200016/02/20000 (1)000
Appearances 75 (+ 34 as sub); Goals 3; Yellow cards 20; Red cards 2