Banfield confirm Liverpool talks

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Gabriel Paletta's club, Banfield, have announced that the player will travel to England to open talks with Liverpool.

Skysports.com revealed earlier that the European champions had won the race to sign the talented Argentinean and his club have now confirmed that talks are at an advanced stage.

Paletta is expected in England after his club's game with River Plate this weekend to discuss terms with Liverpool and undergo a medical wth a view to a summer move.

"He will travel to England after the game against River Plate to discuss terms with Liverpool club officials," said a statement on Banfield's website.

"The English club want him to undergo a medical before discussing personal terms."

"The discussions are very advanced, the only thing remaining is to sort out the minor details but they shouldn't be a problem.

"Everything should be sorted out by the end of the weekend."

The player is excited about the prospect of playing in England and is hoping to prove himself.

"It would be a great opportunity, it would be a good move for the club as well as me," Paletta added.