Liverpool look set to make their first signing of the transfer window, with Kostas Tsimikas heading to Merseyside for a medical before signing a four-year deal.
Jürgen Klopp wants to strengthen specific areas of his Premier League winning squad and the lack of a left-footed backup for Andy Robertson has become a priority. Klopp was keen on a move for Norwich’s left-back Jamal Lewis but a £10m bid was rejected last week.
With Liverpool unwilling to meet Norwich’s £20m valuation on what will essentially be a squad player, they have moved for the Olympiakos defender who played at Molineux on Thursday as the Greek side were knocked out of the Europa League by Wolves.
Liverpool have agreed an £11.75m fee and the 24-year-old who has been capped three times by Greece is set to sign a four-year contract worth £50,000 a week at Anfield.
Liverpool’s move for Tsimikas will frustrate Lewis who was keen on a move to Anfield, following his relegation to the Championship. It will also force Leicester to look elsewhere with Tsimikas on Brendan Rodgers’s list of replacements for Ben Chilwell should the England left-back move to Chelsea.
Tsimikas will be the second full-back to depart the Greek champions this week, following the announcement that the captain Omar Elabdellaoui is leaving on a free now his contract has expired. The Norway international has attracted interest from Galatasaray.