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Liverpool agree defender deal: Medical has been booked in

Liverpool have agreed to sell Tiago Ilori to Reading for £3.75million.

The Liverpool Echo claim the Reds have granted the 23-year-old permission to discuss personal terms with the Championship club. The Portugal under-23 international, who has been unable to make an impact at Liverpool since arriving from Sporting Lisbon in 2013, is wanted by Jaap Stam on loan this month with a view to a permanent transfer in the summer.

Liverpool are open to a deal with Ilori not featuring in Jürgen Klopp’s first-team plans and spending the season with the under-23s.

Ilori joined Liverpool in a deal worth up to £7m but has made three senior appearances – all in the FA Cup last season having been recalled by Klopp from a loan spell at Aston Villa due to an injury crisis.

The Hampstead-born defender has also had loan spells with Granada and Bordeaux during his time at Liverpool having failed to make a first-team breakthrough under the previous manager, Brendan Rodgers.


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