ROVERS TOLD TO UP BID FOR TRAORE
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rovers boss Graeme Souness is a big admirer of the French Under-21 international and the Ewood Park outfit confirmed that they were in talks about signing the left-sided defender.
Traore, who captained The Reds` reserve side for most of last season, has attracted a lot of interest over the last year, but he is tipped to make the breakthrough at Anfield.
Reds boss Gerard Houllier will be keen to hang onto the former Laval ace, and he admitted that he rates the versatile defender very highly.
"I hope it is more than that amount," said Houllier "I rate him higher than that."
Souness is eager to bolster his squad as he prepares for life back in The Premiership and he has targeted his defence as the position he is most determined to strengthen.