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Liverpool agree to meet £15m valuation as Brendan Rodgers nears fifth summer signing

St Mary’s star set for Anfield switch.

Liverpool are edging ever closer to signing Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne with the Metro claiming that the Anfield side are read to meet the England international’s valuation.

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The 24 year old was the subject of an earlier failed bid from the Merseyside outfit but Liverpool are now ready to up that offer as they seek to once again raid the St Mary’s side.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers successfully lured Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren from the south-coast side last summer, with the trio on the whole failing to impress in their debut seasons at the club, and the Northern Irish boss will hope the presence of his former team-mates could act as extra motivation for Clyne as he considers a summer transfer.

Clyne may well be considered an ideal replacement for Glen Johnson, with the experienced defender having left Liverpool on expiry of his contract.

Liverpool have already signed James Milner, Danny Ings, Adam Bogdan and Joe Gomez this summer.

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