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Liverpool set to sign Nathaniel Clyne: £12.5m deal agreed, medical today

Anfield side set to welcome Southampton right-back.

Liverpool are set to sign Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne, with the Daily Mirror claiming the England international will undergo his medical with the Anfield side on Monday.

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A £12.5 million deal has been agreed by the two clubs and the former Crystal Palace man will sign a five-year contract, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Clyne would become Liverpool’s sixth summer signing, with Brendan Rodgers having already secured deals to sign James Milner, Adam Bogdan, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez and Roberto Firmino.

Southampton signed Clyne in 2012 and the defender has been a virtual ever-present at the south-coast side ever since. Last term, his excellent form led to a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s national team set-up.

Clyne is seemingly being brought in to replace Glen Johnson, the experienced defender having been released on the expiry of his contract [Metro], and will ably fill the right-back berth.

Liverpool failed to secure a Champions League spot for the coming campaign but this hasn’t prevented the Merseyside outfit from bringing in a succession of top-quality additions that should, in theory, aid their push for a coveted top four spot.

Brendan Rodgers will be keen to strengthen his squad as they look to fight on multiple fronts with a testing Europa League campaign likely to stretch his squad to its limits.

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