"There are contracts, and they say that he will be a Liverpool employee from July 1st onwards".
Liverpool FC fans have been dreading this day since last summer, when the Coutinho saga began.
According to various outlets including Bild, their CEO Oliver Mintzlaff is ready to conclude a deal if the Merseyside club add on somewhere between €15 and €20M on top of the original deal.
The 22-year-old has made 13 appearances for Leipzig in the Bundesliga this season, scoring twice and adding one assist.
The last time Liverpool had a large winter windfall, they spent some of it very wisely. "It was an honour to play with a magician like you". The strikers were brought to Anfield using money from the £50 million sale of Fernando Torres to Chelsea.
"You have to move on though and Liverpool will always be Liverpool". Lallana is still not fully up to speed but when he is, the England international is an important part of Liverpool's team pressing, mobility, and ball-carrying in midfield.
And that is all he does.
It is reported negotiations have not yet formally started but soon will.
That figure would be enough to allow the Red Bull-owned club to improve their squad and aid their compliance with UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations.
Remy spent a successful loan spell at St James' Park and he could help Rafael Benitez's side once again by helping them get back in on the goals.
But reports suggest Liverpool - cash-rich following this week's club-record sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona - are keen to negotiate with Leipzig over an early switch for the midfielder, which it is claimed could cost an extra £18m.
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"Yes I think he will bring something - not he will, he has to, he must bring something".