Liverpool pencil in medical for Kostas Tsimikas

Liverpool have pencilled in a medical for Olympiakos left-back Kostas Tsimikas (24) after failing to reach an agreement with Norwich City for Jamal Lewis.

The Reds offered Norwich a deal worth £10million for Lewis which included a substantial sell-on clause but that was rejected by The Canaries. Although Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards was willing to increase the offer slightly, Norwich are adamant that they won’t move on their £20million valuation. As a result, and as expected, Liverpool have now turned to Tsimikas.

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On Friday, the KopTalk editor posted on the members’ website that contact between Liverpool and Olympiacos had been initiated and confirmed which was the first indicator that Edwards was now looking at a Plan B.

In theory, Norwich can still try and broker a deal with the Reds but if they don’t change their stance and very quickly, Tsimikas will make the switch to Anfield for around £11.7million instead of Lewis.

Liverpool are putting things in place to enable Tsimikas to undergo a medical later this week, should Edwards opt to proceed with a move for the Greece international (3 caps).

More on this on our members’ website.