Jovanovic agrees to join Liverpool

Standard Liege forward Milan Jovanovic claims he has agreed terms with Liverpool to join them in the summer.

The 28-year-old's current deal with the Belgian club expires in the summer and he is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with any foreign side.

Liverpool have always led the chase for the Serbia international despite speculation last week that he was in advanced negotiations with Spanish side Valencia.

Jovanovic now claims he has just to complete a medical before everything is concluded.

"We have reached an agreement for three years, with the option to extend with another season," the player told Belgian newspaper Sporza.

"I have yet to undergo a medical exam, but that shouldn't be a problem.

"I don't have any physical problems and I'm feeling perfectly fit.

"I opted to sign for Liverpool because they're one of the biggest teams around in Europe. They're definitely among the 10 biggest sides.

"I'm absolutely delighted that the deal is completed. From now on, I can focus on Standard Liege again. I want to leave the club in a good way."

Jovanovic was one of two free transfers manager Rafael Benitez was hoping to bring in this summer but the Reds boss admitted yesterday that Bordeaux's Morocco striker Marouane Chamakh would not be joining them.

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