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LIVERPOOL are refusing to give up on signing Gareth Barry despite Aston Villa's insistence that the deal is now off.
A day of complex talks was brought to a halt by Villa at 5pm yesterday, according to the terms of a deadline imposed by the Midlands club.
That was despite the fact Liverpool had met Villa's financial demands for Barry, as laid out in written correspondence between the two clubs.
LIVERPOOL will try to revive the Gareth Barry transfer saga after Aston Villa tried to finally kill it dead last night.
The Anfield club were finally close to agreeing a deal for the player - with American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett prepared to sanction a cash-only ÃÂ£18million transfer.
But Villa released a statement saying they had ended negotiations when their deadline of 5pm passed before the terms had been finalised.