Southampton ‘accept Liverpool’s £12.5m bid for Clyne’
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Southampton ‘accept Liverpool’s £12.5m bid for Clyne’

Fola Akintomide

Liverpool have reportedly had a £12.5 million bid for right-back Nathaniel Clyne accepted by Southampton.

The Times’ Merseyside correspondent Tony Barrett says Liverpool’s improved offer for the England international has succeeded and Clyne will now hold talks with Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Liverpool originally failed with a £10m offer for Clyne, 24, back in May and the defender had also been linked with a move to Manchester United. But it is said he will now tie up his move to Anfield when he returns from Las Vegas on holiday.

Liverpool are reported to have offered £10.5m which could rise to £12.5m.

Clyne is expected to become Liverpool’s sixth summer signing after Adam Bogan, Danny Ings, James Milner, Joe Gomez and Roberto Firmino, who on Wednesday agreed to join the club for £29m. Liverpool have lost Glen Johnson this summer and the man whose England star is in the ascendancy replaces the 30-year-old in the Liverpool squad. Clyne joined Southampton from Crystal Palace in 2012 and has made 104 appearances for the club, scoring five goals.

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