Liverpool close in on sixth summer signing: £12.5m fee agreed, medical set for early next week

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Anfield side having a busy summer of transfer spending.

Having already brought in a wealth of new additions, Liverpool look set to welcome a sixth summer signing, with the Daily Telegraph claiming that Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne is set to undergo a medical with the Anfield side early next week.


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The 24 year old was the subject of a failed £10m bid earlier this month [via BBC Sport], but now Southampton have accepted a £12.5 million offer [via the Guardian] and a transfer looks imminent.

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Brendan Rodgers has brought in free agents James Milner, Adam Bogdan and Danny Ings, while Charlton Athletic defender Joe Gomez has cost the club £3.5 million [via BBC Sport] and Brazil international Roberto Firmino was brought in at the cost of £29 million [via BBC Sport].

Liverpool fans may have been concerned that failure to secure a Champions League berth would lead to the Merseyside outfit struggling to bring in new additions, but that doesn’t appear to have been a problem.

Clyne enjoyed a superb season in 2014/15, his form leading to a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s England set-up, and the former Crystal Palace man looks set to reunite with his former Southampton team-mates Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren at Liverpool.

The level of spending by Liverpool thus far will lead some to believe that the club is ready to cash-in on Raheem Sterling. Indeed, that is how former boss Roy Evans reads the situation [via talkSPORT], and Manchester City have already failed with two bids for the England international with a third offer in the pipeline, according to the Daily Mail.


With Liverpool having elected to allow ineffective England man Glen Johnson to leave the club, the 30-year-old’s contract having expired, a move to bring in Clyne would certainly help fill something of a problem area.

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