'Fee agreed' for €25m Liverpool target - reports

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Real Madrid have reportedly agreed a fee with Benfica to sign Liverpool target Fabio Coentrao.

According to Correio da Manha, the 23-year-old is set to move to the Santiago Bernabeu after a deal between the two clubs was struck, despite interest in his signature from elsewhere.

Liverpool were thought to have been pursuing the Portugal international - as previously suggested by - as they trawl the transfer market for a new left-back.

The acquisition of a long-term replacement for Paul Konchesky has been identified as a priority for the Anfield club, who will seemingly have to now turn their attentions away from Coentrao.


Newcastle defender Jose Enrique appears to be the frontrunner solve Liverpool's full-back headache, with former Anfield hero Phil Thompson stating an agreement had already been reached.

That, however, is not the case according to Enrique, who impressed with his performances last season on the Magpies' return on the Barclays Premier League.

Liverpool are also said to be keen to add some width to their ranks in the attacking third, and Aston Villa winger Ashley Young has been installed as the favourite to move to Anfield during the transfer window.

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