Nathaniel Clyne update - Liverpool and Southampton discussing fee, medical next week

Clyne Tackles Gervinho

The England defender is set to be the fourth Saints player to move to Anfield in the last year.

As seems to be the case with plenty of transfers this summer, Nathaniel Clyne's switch to Liverpool from Southampton isn't an overnight affair, though there has been more news coming to the media today regarding the deal, via Sky Sports.

The two clubs are still discussing a fee for the 24-year-old, with the report suggesting Southampton have pushed for a £15 million fee from the Reds. An initial payment of £12.5 million may be made by Liverpool, with the rest coming from player-related performance clauses.

Clyne, who has just one year left on his contract at the Saints, was the subject of a failed £10 million bid from Liverpool last month according to Sky Sports, as the club seek to replace the departing Glen Johnson.

The England international is currently on holiday, but will undergo a medical when he is back in the UK early next week, ahead of the move being completed.

The New Saints

Clyne will be joining something of a Saints reunion if he does end up moving to Anfield, after Liverpool raided St Mary's for three of his Southampton teammates last summer.

Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren all moved to Merseyside in what was a huge summer of restructuring by the South Coast club.

The fullback will be hoping that he enjoys a happier first season than those that went before him, with all three struggling to make a consistent positive contribution to what ended up being a disappointing season for Brendan Rodgers.

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