L'Equipe reporting that Angers striker Karl Toko Ekambi is off to Villarreal for just under 20m with the deal to be completed by the end of the week. He'd been linked with a few Premier League clubs and had previously turned down Brighton last August. Excited to see how he does in La Liga. He did very well this past season, scoring 17 goals, including against Marseille, Nice, Lyon and PSG. For that money I think he's well worth a punt and should be a good replacement for Bakambu. (Still sad that Bakambu took the move to China as he was doing so well)
Liverpool have agreed a fee of up to €50million (£43.7millon) to buy midfielder Fabinho from Monaco.
The 24-year-old Brazilian is likely to replace Emre Can and play the ‘number six’ role in Jurgen Klopp’s team.
Fabinho has been wanted by a host of Europe’s leading clubs, and has previously been linked with moves by Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, but it is Liverpool who have agreed the deal having made an initial inquiry last year.
The fee will be €45million plus a further €5million maximum in add-ons for Fabinho who is set to become part of a re-built of Liverpool’s midfield which also includes the agreed signing of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.