Liverpool in closing stages of Alexis Mac Allister deal as fee for midfielder revealed

The Reds are ready to make their first signing

Liverpool are closing in on a deal to sign Alexis Mac Allister in a deal that will set them back a massive £70m this summer, and the move could become official as early as June, it has been reported.

The Reds are on the hunt for midfield additions having missed out on Jude Bellingham who is seemingly Real Madrid bound, and are expected to spend heavily this summer following a disappointing campaign.

A draw at home to Aston Villa on Saturday means that both Newcastle United and Manchester United need a point from their final two games to ensure that they qualify for the Champions League next season and consign Liverpool to Europa League football.

Attention has already turned to the summer, and Mac Allister is thought to be the first of as many as three midfielders that could arrive on Merseyside this summer.

A £70m fee is thought to be the price that Brighton are demanding for the 24-year-old.

Meanwhile, an agreement over personal terms is ‘really close’, which would likely see the Argentine sign a long-term deal at Anfield, and the World Cup winner has given his word to Jurgen Klopp that he will be a Liverpool player next season.

Attentions will likely turn elsewhere now, with Mason Mount and Kephren Thuram both strongly linked with moves to Liverpool this summer in a bid to return to the Champions League in 2024-25, and the Reds are also expected to recruit another defender to provide cover for Ibrahima Konate and Virgil Van Dijk.

Meanwhile, all of Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are set to depart at the end of the campaign, with the quartet having already played their last game in front of the Anfield crowd.

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Ben Browning

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