Exclusive: Fenerbahce locked in talks with Liverpool over defender, says agent

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Fenerbahce are locked in talks with Liverpool over the transfer of Slovakian intentional defender Martin Skrtel, his agent Karol Csonto has revealed.

Csonto told Emre Sarigul that talks have been ongoing for two-three weeks, and that the two clubs are nearing an agreement.

“Talks have been ongoing between Liverpool and Fenerbahce for the last two-three weeks and there are just a few details to sort out,” Csonto said.

“All I can say is that it looks promising.”

Skrtel has been closely linked with a move to Fenerbahce, with The Guardian recently reporting that Liverpool were closing in on a £5.5m deal for the experienced defender.

The 31-year-old joined the Reds in a £7.5m deal from Zenit in 2007, and has gone on to make 320 appearances in all competitions for the Premier League outfit.

The Slovakian international will not exactly leave on the best of terms after sparking controversy a few days ago, when he appeared to insult Reds boss Jurgen Klopp by calling him a ‘D*ckhead’ on Instagram.

Skrtel did apologise soon after and stated that it had all been a misunderstanding, but whatever he actually intended, it was probably not the best way to part terms with Liverpool.

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