Agent - Skrtel staying put

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Martin Skrtel: Still has two years left to run on his contract at Liverpool

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Martin Skrtel's agent admits it would be 'almost impossible' for Napoli to persuade Liverpool to part with his client.

The Reds centre-half has been strongly linked with a move to Italy this summer, with changes expected at Anfield in the wake of Brendan Rodgers' arrival as boss.

Rodgers has, however, been impressed by Skrtel's attitude since inheriting the managerial reins from Kenny Dalglish and is looking forward to working with the Slovakia international.

Skrtel still has two years left to run on his Liverpool contract and has already announced this summer that he intends to remain on Merseyside.

That has done little to curb the speculation, with Manchester City also said to be keen on doing a deal, but the 27-year-old's representative does not envisage a transfer being put in place.

"It is difficult, almost impossible, for Napoli to take Skrtel," Karol Csonto told Radio Crc.

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"He has another two years on his contract with Liverpool.

"Martin is a top player and it is obvious that many clubs are looking at him, but for now Skrtel remains a Liverpool player."

Csonto has also sought to play down reports suggesting Genoa midfielder Juraj Kucka could soon be on his way to Napoli.

"They are certainly a club that would appeal to us and the player could do well at a team like that," he said.

"However, there is no agreement between the two sides."