Exclusive: Liverpool Close To Agreeing Deals to Sign £13m Valencia & Sporting Lisbon Pair

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Liverpool are just days away from completing the double signing of Sporting Lisbon winger Diego Capel and Valencia full back Aly Cissokho.

Boss Brendan Rodgers has been keeping an eye out for the right kind of players this summer and is now set to turn his attentions to the Spanish and Portuguese markets once again in order to solve the side’s problems on the left.

The speedy Spaniard, Capel,  would cover the left wing, finally dispossessing the hapless Stewart Downing. Downing may have improved slightly last term, but he’s still not come anywhere near to matching the £20 million that Liverpool paid for him two years ago.

Capel is vastly experienced at just 25-years-old. Having made his Sevilla Debut at 16, he was a key part of the side that won the old Uefa Cup twice in succession and his Euopean adventure has continued at Sporting. Injury may have hampered his career in Portugal, but they are thought to be willing to listen to offers to ease their crushing financial difficulties.

Reports in Portugal have suggested that he would be available for as little as €7 (£6m) million, but Liverpool will have to act fast as French giants Marseille have already had two bids for the player rejected.

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