Report: Liverpool linked Simon Kjaer to sign for Fenerbahce

Liverpool won't be signing Lille's Simon Kjaer this summer, as had been mooted, with the Dane set to join Fenerbahce.

Simon Kjaer is poised to seal a transfer from French side Lille to Turkish club Fenerbahce, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

The Mirror had reported in May that Kjaer was open to a move to Liverpool, claiming his family were fans of the club. The Metro had even claimed the Reds were preparing an offer for the Danish international.

His departure from Lille is imminent, where 26-year-old Kjaer has spent the past two seasons. Turkish newspaper Fanatik yesterday published photos of him arriving in the country for talks with Fenerbahce.

TMW's report now claims Kjaer has agreed a three-year contract with the side, who finished second in the Turkish Super Lig last season.

Kjaer has experience playing in Wolfsburg with Germany and for Palermo and Roma in Italy, and would have been a solid addition for Liverpool.

With growing doubts over the future of Martin Skrtel, who was quoted in The Guardian earlier this month stating Liverpool's latest contract offer to him was unacceptable, Kjaer could have been a quality replacement or simply cover.

The club's defensive weakness was exposed over the past two games of the season, shipping nine goals to Crystal Palace and Stoke City, and so far Liverpool are yet to sign a new defender this summer.

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