Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Serbian international forward Lazar Markovic, with the 20-year-old set for a medical at Melwood on Thursday.
The Telegraph claim Markovic flew into England on Wednesday night ahead of his medical and £20 million move from Benfica.
The Guardian‘s Jamie Jackson also confirms Markovic’s imminent medical, writing:
The Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, who decided to trigger Markovic’s buyout clause to take him to Anfield, wants to strengthen his squad by adding the 20-year-old’s pace and eye for a goal.
And the spending doesn’t look set to stop anytime soon, with Belgian forward Divock Origi spending Wednesday discussing personal terms, according to James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo:
Divock Origi was at Melwood today to meet the manager and discuss personal terms. He's considering his options. No medical scheduled. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) July 9, 2014
Hazy photos emerged on Twitter during the day appearing to show Origi arriving at Melwood.
Upon signing, 19-year-old Origi is expected to be loaned straight back to his current club Lille to continue his footballing development.
All this transfer activity is before the £75 million sale of Luis Suarez, a transfer saga that looks set to end with the Uruguayan joining Barcelona in the next 48 hours, according to The Telegraph.
John Percy and Matt Law write:
Negotiations between Liverpool and Barcelona are highly advanced, and the only other delay has been over the schedule of payments, but the forward is expected to be presented by the Spanish giants in the next few days.
The paper also suggest that Liverpool are targeting Swansea City Ben Davies in a bid to solve the club’s left-back ailments.
Davies, 21, could be available for around £10 million, with Tottenham also said to be interested.
Rodgers oversaw some of Davies’ development in the youth set-up at Swansea during his spell at the Liberty Stadium between 2010 and 2012.
It could be a very busy few days for the club, and with the addition of £75 million from the sale of Suarez, fans may expect to see even more new faces at Liverpool before the end of the summer.