Liverpool closing in on deal for American

Fulham's Clint DempseyBrendan Rodgers is attempting to tie up a deal of to bring Fulham’s Clint Dempsey to Liverpool, according to The Daily Mail.

The transfer is expected to be completed at the end of the week and will relieve the Anfield faithful after losing out on the signature of Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Iceland international held back from a permanent move to Swansea following Rodgers’ departure from the club but Tottenham Hotspur swooped in late on and snatched him from under Liverpool’s nose.

Dempsey, 87-times capped by the USA, could become Rodgers’ second signing of the summer, following the capture of former Chelsea striker Fabio Borini from Roma last week.

The 29-year-old’s goal scoring record has improved year upon year for the Cottagers, with his 17-goal haul last season representing his most prolific to date.

Dempsey is capable of playing anywhere across the midfield and forward lines and his versatility would therefore make him a very astute signing.

He may be unlikely to play with Andy Carroll however, who continues to be linked with a move away from Liverpool with reported interest from West Ham United, AC Milan and his former club Newcastle United.

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