Monaco have agreed a deal to sign Liverpool midfielder Takumi Minamino for £15.5million.
Reports had suggested Atalanta were also interested in the Japan international – who has struggled for regular first-team action under Jurgen Klopp – while Sportsmail reported interest from Wolves and Fulham earlier this month.
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But Sportsmail understands Ligue 1 side Monaco – who have just seen Cesc Fabregas depart – are now in the driving seat after agreeing an initial £12.9m fee plus a further £2.6m in add-ons with the Reds.
The Athletic claim the 27-year-old has also agreed personal terms with the French outfit, but that a medical is still to be completed because the .er is still in Japan.
John Barnes believes that Liverpool will fare just fine with the Senegal international on his way to Bayern.
Minamino .ed a key role in the Reds’ FA Cup and League Cup glory last season as the club’s top goalscorer in domestic cup competitions with seven.
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