Liverpool defender expected in Istanbul next week

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is expected to arrive in Istanbul next week to put pen-to-paper on his move to Fenerbahce.

The daily Turkish sports paper Fanatik states that the Slovakian international is set to join Fenerbahce and will begin pre-season training with his new club next week.

Skrtel’s his agent Karol Csonto confirmed to that Fenerbace are in advanced talks with Liverpool.

“Talks have been ongoing between Liverpool and Fenerbahce for the last two-three weeks and there are just a few details to sort out,” Csonto said.

“All I can say is that it looks promising.”

Fenerbahce have made strengthening their defence a priority over the summer as Ba’s loan deal runs out and Bruno Alves has also left.

Skrtel would join Denmark international Simon Kjaer at centre-back if he does go ahead and make the move.

The Slovakian international joined Liverpool from Russian giants Zenit for £7.5 million in 2007 and went onto make 320 appearances for the Reds.

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