Exclusive: Fenerbahce strike deal with Liverpool over Skrtel

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Fenerbahce have struck a deal with Liverpool over the transfer of Martin Skrtel a source close to the Yellow Canaries told Emre Sarigul.

The Istanbul giants have agreed terms with Liverpool and all that remains is for the contract with the player to be ironed out.

Skrtel’s agent Karol Csonto also revealed that Besiktas and Roma were also in talks with the Slovakian international.

“Besiktas and Roma were also in talks but Fenerbahce made the best offer and have been in negotiations for 2-3 weeks,” he said.

Fenerbahce are expected to agree terms with Skrtel sometime over the next 48 hours and officially complete the transfer.

The 31-year-old will become the third defensive player to join Fenerbahce this summer after Gregory van der Wiel and Schalke 04 defender Roman Neustadter.

The Istanbul giants finished last season as runners-up and lost the Turkish Cup final against rivals Galatasaray.

Fenerbahce will play Champions League football next season and Skrtel would be expected to be a first-choice defender alongside Denmark intentional Simon Kjaer once the move goes ahead.

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