Liverpool to announce capture of Dutch centre-back in bargain deal

Liverpool are on the brink of finalising the signing of PEC Zwolle centre-back Sepp van den Berg, who had attracted interest from several sides in Europe including Bayern Munich, Ajax and PSV, while Sampdoria had a €2.5 million (£2.25m) offer rejected in January.

Liverpool have won the running to sign Van den Berg after convincing the 17-year-old that Anfield is his best destination. The report claims that the Dutchman is due to undergo a medical on Wednesday ahead of signing his deal.

The teenager will begin his time at Anfield in their academy side to progress to the first team. The 17-year-old ace made 15 appearances in the Dutch top-flight this season and helped Jaap Stam’s side avoid relegation.

Goal claims that the Premier League giants head of recruitment Dave Fallows and their chief scout Barry Hunter have been instrumental in the push to sign the rising Netherlands star. It’s also claimed that the Reds scouting reports for Sepp van den Berg have been ‘overwhelmingly positive’.

It remains to be seen if Liverpool will complete big-money moves this summer transfer window as the Reds do not need serious strengthening of their squad.

But Jurgen Klopp may still decide to sign a playmaker or a centre-back to have an unsullied side like Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

Liverpool lost by one point to Manchester City in the Premier League race but won the Champions League and now are desperate to claim the domestic trophy.