London: Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne is set to join Liverpool as Brendan Rodgers continues to revamp his squad ahead of the new season, British media reported Monday.
The 24-year-old England right-back has returned from holiday and reportedly underwent a medical before the Â£12.5 million ($19.6 million, 17.7 million euros) move is completed. Assuming he passed his medical, Clyne will become Liverpool's sixth pre-season signing. Arrangements are also reportedly being made to bring Brazil international Roberto Firmino to Anfield as his participation in the Copa America has come to an end with the defeat by Paraguay on Saturday.
On Wednesday, when the transfer window opens, Liverpool are set to confirm the arrivals of Manchester City midfielder James Milner, Burnley striker Danny Ings, Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan as well as that of Clyne. Yet despite the influx of players, including Charlton defender Joe Gomez, into Anfield, Rodgers is expected to spend less than a year ago when he shelled out on Â£110 million on eight players following the Â£75 million move of star striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona. However, Liverpool, who had been runners-up in the previous campaign, could only finish sixth last season and so missed out on Champions League qualification.