Paletta Banfield-to-Anfield switch on hold

Gabriel Paletta’s proposed move to Liverpool has been put off until the end of the season, Banfield president Carlos Portell announced on Sunday.

The Argentinian club said last week the 20-year-old central defender would be travelling to Merseyside this weekend to begin negotiations with the European champions.

But Portell told TyC Sports: “Negotiations have reached an impasse until the end of the season because Gabriel wanted to play the Clausura championship with us.

“At that point, we’ll try to finish negotiations.

“They are likely to be completed but we’ll wait until the end of the season.”

Paletta has played just 33 matches for Banfield, netting five goals.

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