The defender’s time in Liverpool looks to have come to an end after eight and a half years.

Chelsea v Liverpool - Premier League

Skrtel has been deemed surplus to requirements by Jurgen Klopp as the German boss sets about building a team capable of challenging for the title.

And according to website Turkish Football , Skrtel will fly to Istanbul to complete his move, before joining up with his new team-mates at their pre-season training camp later this week.

Both clubs have been in negotiations over his transfer for a number of weeks with a fee of £5.5million now reportedly agreed.

The 31-year-old has been on holiday since Slovakia’s Euro 2016 campaign came to an end with a 3-0 defeat to Germany in the last-16.

READ  Ex-Gunner Rips Into Conte's 3-4-3 Tactics At Chelsea

But the Slovakian will finally have his future sorted this week as he prepares to start a new chapter in Turkey.

The defender made just 27 appearances in 63 games for the Reds last season – the fewest since his 2008 arrival from Zenit St Petersburg.

Klopp already has new signing Joel Matip, who joined from German outfit Schalke, lined up to fill Skrtel’s boots

Advertisements

Leave a Reply