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Liverpool chief Michael Edwards sent counter-offer as Dejan Lovren replacement deal close

Real Betis Star Aissa Mandi

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Liverpool are close to signing Real Betis defender Aissa Mandi. However, £1.8million is an obstacle. The Algerian centre-back is on the club’s radar as they look to fill the void of Dejan Lovren.

Mandi has established himself as a regular at the heart of the Betis defence, the 28-year-old has also been capped 55 times by his country Algeria.

According to the print edition of today’s Mirror (page 67), the Reds are in talks with Betis over a deal for Mandi. It’s claimed that sporting director Michael Edwards has been told the player will move to Liverpool if he can raise his offer by just £1.8million.

Liverpool have offered around £9million to bring the star to Anfield. While Mandi has a release clause of £25million, his club are willing to let the player go for £10.8m.

Source: Express