The Reds have reportedly made an improved bid for Southampton full-back Nathaniel Clyne this morning, with the Liverpool Echo suggesting that the offer is worth around £12.5m.
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As the Echo tells us, we’ve already seen one £10m attempt to sign the England international repelled, but we look intent on pushing through a deal as soon as possible.
It’s looking increasingly likely that Clyne could become our sixth signing of the summer, joining James Milner, Danny Ings, Adam Bogdan, Joe Gomez and Roberto Firmino – who joined us in a £29m deal yesterday (via BBC Sport).
The Saints are – according to the Echo – holding out for £15m for their player, who has been an important part of their side since their promotion to the Premier League three years ago. However, Brendan Rodgers and co are hoping that a compromise can be reached.
As the source confirms, Clyne is in the final year of his contract on the South Coast and his current employers are unlikely to risk losing him for nothing next summer if a decent sized offer is on the table now.
We are of course in desperate need of a new right-back, with Glen Johnson having been released at the end of his deal, and the 24-year-old Southampton man is seemingly seen as the perfect replacement.