Liverpool agree £6m fee for Brad Smith; Allen closes in on Stoke City transfer


Liverpool are close to completing a move for the young Australian left back Brad Smith.

The young academy graduate is all set to sign for Premier League outfit Bournemouth this summer.

According to latest reports, Liverpool have accepted a fee in the region of 6 million pounds for the full back and Klopp will now look to sign a defender before the window shuts.

The Reds have strengthened their attack significantly with the addition of Mane and Wijnaldum. Karius will also solve a long term weakness for Klopp. However, the German manager needs to sign an alternative to Moreno if he wants more defensive stability.

The Spanish full back has shown that he is a good player going forward, but positionally, Moreno has often been caught out.

Liverpool have been linked to the German international Hector and the Leicester City defender Chilwell over the last few weeks, but neither player is close to a move if reports are to be believed.

Meanwhile, Joe Allen is close to completing a transfer to Stoke City after talks with Mark Hughes.

The Welsh international has 12 months left on his deal but will leave the club in order to play regularly.

Allen had a fantastic Euro 2016 tournament and despite Klopp wanting to keep him, the player is apparently not ready to spend another season as a back up midfielder.

Telegraph report that the move for Allen could be confirmed by tomorrow.

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