Liverpool Club Officials To Arrive In Istanbul Tomorrow To Complete World Cup Finalist Transfer That Could Reach £26.7m Fee

Liverpool are set to send club officials to Istanbul tomorrow to complete the transfer of Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida according to the Sabah newspaper.

Per the source, negotiations between Liverpool and Besiktas will be held in Turkey tomorrow.

The report leads with a title claiming the Vida transfer is on the verge of being completed.

The Reds are keen on bringing in Dejan Lovren’s Croatia international centre-back partner.

Besiktas are reported to also be in talks with West Ham and Everton but that Liverpool have a larger budget.

Besiktas are reportedly demanding £26.7m [€30m] for the defender.

Vida is currently on holiday after reaching the World Cup final with Croatia.

The centre-back has yet to return to pre-season and has not been included in the UEFA squad list ahead of the Europa League second-round qualifier against B36 Torshavn.

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Sabah claim that the fact Vida’s name has been left out the squad list is yet another indicator that the defender will be sold.

Turkish-Football understands that Besiktas will sell the 29-year-old for the right price.

Several Turkish newspapers claim the Black Eagles want £26.7m [€30m], which is correct but they would settle for a slightly lower fee around £20-22m mark.

Vida saw his value increase over the course of the World Cup, the defender started every game scoring against Russia in the quarter-finals and providing an assist in the final.

The powerful centre-back was named in the Guardian Team of the Tournament.