Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius has agreed to join Liverpool, according to German magazine Kicker.
The report claims that, despite the fact the shot-stopper signed a new deal with the Bundesliga club back in January 2015, he can leave for €10 milllion.
After an impressive season in Germany's elite division - he racked up nine clean sheets from 34 appearances - it appears that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is ready to bring him to England ahead of the 2016/17 season.
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The addition of Karius, then, will increase competition between the sticks on Merseyside. Simon Mignolet has had an up and down season and it's far from certain as to whether he will maintain his place as the club's No.1.
Ex-Bolton 'keeper Adam Bogdan, meanwhile, has rarely featured under the guidance of Klopp and is reportedly facing an uncertain future.
It's safe to say, though, that if Liverpool manage to get the deal for Karius over the line then they will land one of the most promising young goalkeepers in Europe.
The Mainz shot-stopper, 22, enjoyed a stint at Manchester City as a teenager and could prove a valuable coup for the club on a long-term basis.
For now, though, the club will focusing on claiming European silverware. Klopp's side are set to take on Spanish outfit Sevilla in the Europa League final on Wednesday.
And Reds shot-stopper Mignolet has insisted that the Europa League shouldn't be underestimated, insisting that being able to secure a place in next season's Champions League means it's a bigger competition this term.
“People don’t always speak about the Europa League in the highest terms but for me, and for most people on the continent, it is a major tournament.
“Any Belgian player who can play in the Europa League final is delighted about it.
“The teams we’ve played against on the way to the final – Manchester United, which is always an important derby, Borussia Dortmund, because of the gaffer, and Villarreal, who are a very good side and fourth in La Liga – they are all worthy of playing in the Champions League. That has made the Europa League a bigger competition this year. Tottenham were in it too.
“There are only two teams left now and hopefully we can get the better of a very good Sevilla side.
“We’ve knocked out very good teams but we know that doesn’t guarantee we are going to beat Sevilla too. “They are a very good team. They have more experience in this competition than we do, it is a neutral ground – I don’t think you can say who is the favourite. It will be difficult.”
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