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Liverpool prepared to wait for major target deal

Liverpool are confident of tying up a deal for Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne this summer, but are willing to be patient as negotiations drag on, according to reports from talkSPORT.

The Reds tabled a £10m opening offer a few weeks ago, but the approach was swiftly knocked back by the Saints – who sold Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren to the Anfield giants a year ago.

Liverpool have subsequently been linked with a fresh offer for the England international, however, an agreement is yet to be reached between the two clubs, even though the player is eager to make the switch.

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Although Clyne appears to be the prime candidate to replace Glen Johnson on Merseyside, reports suggest that Brendan Rodgers’ side will not be rushed into a deal, perhaps, with paying over the odds for a player about to enter the last 12 months of his contract on their minds.

Rodgers has right-backs in the shape of Jon Flanagan and Javi Manquillo to choose from, but with the former having missed all of 2014/15 through injury and the latter struggling to make an impact in the first year of his loan spell he could well be keen on an addition to bolster his options.

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