Barca keen on Kewell

Last updated : 02 July 2003 By Trevor Graham
Any bid would depend upon the future of Patrick Kluivert who could leave the Catalan club in the coming weeks.

"Kewell is a very interestin player for us and we would like to bring him in, but all our conversations depend on Kluivert," said Barcelona press secretary Juanho Castillo. "He will decide our next move.

"We have heard £12.5m mentioned for Kewell but we would like to pay £8m.

''Liverpool are also involved, but it is down to Kluivert. We hope he will stay, but we can't afford to pay his wages at the current rate.

"Everything now depends on the meetings with Kluivert on Thursday.''