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Liverpool are closing in on a £20 million deal for Dejan Lovren which will see the defender become the third Southampton player to leave St Mary's for Anfield this summer.
Southampton have finally indicated they are ready to accept the structure of Liverpool's offer for Lovren, according to The Times, despite having turned down a £20m bid earlier this summer and the player is set to join former teammates Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana in Brendan Rodgers' squad.
Lovren has long been on the Liverpool manager's wish list and, following increasing speculation over his future, had already made clear his head was already on Merseyside. But Rodgers will not stop spending there and is close to securing two more deals for long-term targets.
An £8m fee has already been agreed for QPR striker Loic Remy and the striker is due to fly out to Boston to complete a medical and join his new teammates for their US tour. Liverpool are also expected to pay £9.8m up front for Divock Origi, the 19-year-old striker who impressed for Belgium at the World Cup.
Origi is keen to join Liverpool and plans are being made to fly him to Boston, too, although it is thought he will remain on loan at current club Lille until next season.
Rodgers is determined to strengthen his side for their return to the Champions League and, following the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona, is likely to take his summer outlay over the £100m mark.
Emre Can and Lazar Markovic have already joined Lallana and Lambert as new signings, with Rodgers having spent around £57m on the quartet.
He saw a £16m bid for Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno turned down in May, which fuelled interest in Swansea defender Ben Davies. However, Tottenham appear to have taken the lead in the chase for the 21 year old.