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Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Anfield Defensive Starlet Set to Join Hull City

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Jake WareCorrespondent IIIAugust 8, 2011

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has been on a spending spree so far this summer, but he has now been told by the club's owners, Fenway Sports Group, that he must sell some assets before he can look to buy more. That started with Milan Jovanovic's transfer to Anderlecht. Dalglish will now continue by offloading youngster Daniel Ayala to Championship hopefuls Hull City, reports Goal.com.

The Spaniard joined Liverpool in September 2007 as a 16-year-old and worked his way steadily up the ladder at Liverpool before making his Premier League debut against Tottenham in August of 2009. He would make five appearances as an injury replacement in his first season at Anfield.

Ayala spent the majority of last season away at loan, first at Hull and then with Derby County. He made a total of 27 appearances in the Championship, scoring one goal and impressing as he became a key player during his spells with both clubs. Hull tried to sign him permanently in January, but a Liverpool injury crisis meant he was needed in Merseyside. 

The 20-year-old has also attracted the interest of top-flight newcomers Swansea, but he looks set to join Hull after a fee was agreed between the two clubs. While neither Jovanovic nor Ayala's transfers bring in any significant funds, they do free up at least 100,000 pounds in wages which can now be allocated to new players.  

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