Lazar Markovic: Liverpool close in on £20m-rated Benfica star

The 20-year-old Serb is on the brink of transfer to Anfield

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Liverpool are edging closer to the signing of Lazar Markovic from Benfica for £20m, according to reports in Portugal.

Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias claims that an announcement will be made on the Serbian, who will join on a four-year deal in the next few days.

The 20-year-old has been linked with a move to Anfield all summer, and was an integral part of the Benfica side who won the Portuguese top flight last season.

Markovic will join Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Emre Can as the new arrivals at Anfield as Brendan Rodgers strengthens his squad for their Champions League campaign next season.


Southampton duo Dejan Lovren and Morgan Schneiderlin have also been linked with moves to the club.

The Reds will recoup between £63-£75m when the sale of controversial striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona is completed.