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LFC Rumour Round-Up: Remy lands, Lovren next; Kolo to depart, Agger could follow

Loic Remy has landed in Boston ready to complete his £8 million move to Liverpool, while Dejan Lovren will follow him across the Atlantic this week.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 21, 2013: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling and Southampton's Dejan Lovren during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


Remy boarded a flight to Boston on Monday, with Sky Sports reporting that the fee could rise to £11 million.

The Liverpool Echo report that personal terms have already been agreed with the French forward.


Heading in the opposite direction will be Kolo Toure, who is attracting interest from Turkish side Tranzonspor.


On Lovren, David Anderson of The Mirror writes: “The Croatian World Cup star is also expected to fly out to the US and his deal could be done in the next 24 hours.”

However, Radio Solent quote Southampton manager Ronaldo Koeman claiming that no bid has yet been accepted for the defender – that despite widespread reports on Monday saying the fee was finally agreed.


Belgian forward Divock Origi, whose £9.8 million move will see him loaned back to Lille for 2014/15, is also expected to make the trip across the Atlantic, according to the Press Association.


With Lovren arriving, Toure’s future at the club, as well as Daniel Agger’s, is in doubt. The Mirror quote the Dane as discussing his future amidst interest from former boss Rafa Benitez at Napoli: “It is no secret that I had ­problems last season and I am considering things. How things turned out last season is not acceptable for me.”


Anderson’s report also claims that Brendan Rodgers wants a marquee signing; claiming the manager is “prepared to spend £30m on either of Juventus stars Arturo Vidal or Paul Pogba, or Borussia ­Dortmund’s Marco Reus.”


Meanwhile, the Press Association carry quotes from Fabio Borini’s agent claiming the Italian forward wants to remain on Merseyside. The forward has been the subject of a £14 million bid from Sunderland but seems keen to remain at Liverpool.

“He wants to remain on Merseyside,” his agent Marco de Marchi told

Sunderland have made a large offer of 18 million euro (£14million) to sign him but Fabio wants to stay.

“His project with Liverpool started two years ago when he left Roma; he began a journey and it is a major project for him.”

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