By Rory O’Callaghan
Last Updated: 28/05/18 8:38pm
Liverpool are closing in on a €50m (£43.7m) deal for Monaco’s defensive midfielder Fabinho, according to Sky sources.
The two clubs have agreed a fee for the Brazilian although a final deal is yet to be completed.
Sky sources understand Liverpool will pay €45m (£39.3m) plus a maximum of €5m (£4.3) in add-ons for the midfielder, who can also play in defence.
Fabinho is set to replace Germany international Emre Can, who is expected to leave Liverpool this summer after refusing to sign a new deal with the club at the end of his contract.
Fabinho began his career with Brazilian side Fluminense but left the club without making a single senior appearance.
After signing a six-year deal with Rio Ave, Fabinho was loaned to Real Madrid where he played 30 games for the reserve team and once for the senior team in La Liga.
He was subsequently loaned to Monaco from 2013 to 2015 and joined the French club on a permanent deal ahead of the 2015-16 campaign.
Fabinho, who has won four caps for his national side, has scored 31 goals in 230 appearances for Monaco during his five-year spell in France.
More to follow…
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