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Liverpool On Verge Of Completing £11.5m Deal For Spanish Left-Back

St James’ Park star on brink of Anfield move.

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Liverpool are in discussions with Newcastle United over a proposed £11.5million deal to sign defender Jose Enrique.

The Red’s boss, Kenny Dalglish, has been on the hunt for a left-back all summer and now looks set to sign his top target.

The Scot was close to signing Gael Clichy from Arsenal, but the Frenchman decided a move to Manchester City was in his best interests.

Rumours have circulated all summer about a move for Enrique but Liverpool were put off by a £15million price tag for the 25-year-old, who has 12 months left on his contract.

The former Spain U21 international was keen on moving to a Champions League club but has been persuaded by Dalglish and the owners ambitions for Anfield.

Enrique is currently in America on the Toon Army’s pre-season tour but our sources tell us he is ready to fly to Liverpool to undergo a medical and agree personal terms once the clubs agree a fee.

The news will be a blow for Magpies boss Alan Pardew, who wanted to keep Enrique, but now looks likely to re-bid for Swansea City defender Neil Taylor.

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