Reds yet to return for Chedjou
Cameroon international attracting interest from Juventus
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: October 18, 2011 1:09pm
Aurelien Chedjou: Was a target for Liverpool last season but has heard nothing since
Aurelien Chedjou claims to have received no further contact from Liverpool, but admits Juventus have expressed an interest in signing him.
The Lille defender was a transfer target for the Reds last season, but eventually penned a new deal in France.
That agreement is due to run until 2015, but a clause inserted in the agreement means he is free to discuss a move next summer.
Chedjou is yet to decide what action, if any, he will take at that juncture, but admits he is open to offers.
A move to the Premier League would be his preferred choice, but he claims Liverpool have offered no indication as to whether they will be re-entering the chase.
"When I signed the extension did I reach an agreement to be able to leave next summer? Yes, we have such an agreement," Chedjou told L'Equipe.
"But I am not thinking I will play this season and then leave. I will try to play as well as possible and if there are offers, we will sit down and discuss them.
"I will not forget that Lille have shown great faith in me.
"Do I have news from Liverpool? No.
"The last contact from abroad came from Juventus. They contacted my agent during my holidays, but I gave my word to Lille when I signed the new contract and I am happy to stay for another season.
"We will see what happens, but England would be an exciting destination for me."