Transfer wrap: Reds agree Enrique fee, Milito tipped for Inter exit
Liverpool have agreed to sign Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique for a reported fee of six million pounds.
The Reds pounced on the opportunity to seal the Spaniard’s services after the 25-year-old announced he wanted to cut short his contract at St James’ Park by a year.
Enrique’s impending exit follows the departure of Andy Carroll, who joined Liverpool last season, and Kevin Nolan’s sale to West Ham, leaving Newcastle manager Alan Pardew with several gaps to fill in his squad.
A Liverpool statement confirmed Enrique’s arrival at Merseyside was imminent.
“The club have now been given permission to discuss personal terms with the player, who will travel to Liverpool to undergo a medical.”
In other transfer news, Inter Milan’s Diego Milito has been linked with a move to Russian side Rubin Kazan and Turkish club Galatasaray, as reported by Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Arsenal are preparing to part company with Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, to Barcelona and Manchester City respectively, with the duo’s departure expected to be confirmed early next week.
Barcelona’s offer of 35.1 million pounds looks to be enough for the London side, while Nasri is headed to City for an estimated 22 million pounds.
It is understood that neither player will be available for the Gunners’ clash away at Newcastle on Saturday.
Thu 11 August, 2011