Tuesday 22 May 2018

'Pool's Grujic finally gets work permit

Ahmed Musa is set to move to Leicester Photo: PA
Ahmed Musa is set to move to Leicester Photo: PA

New Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has been granted a work permit but logistics mean he may not be able to play in Friday's friendly at Tranmere.

A deal was agreed in January for the 20-year-old Serbia international but the Reds were only able to complete the formalities once the transfer window had officially opened.

It is understood manager Jurgen Klopp attended a hearing at a Manchester hotel yesterday at which he gave testimony outlining his thoughts on the value of the player, whom Liverpool paid Red Star Belgrade £5.1million for before loaning him back for the second half of last season.

However, because of certain procedural rules - such as Grujic being required to leave the country and then re-enter - he may not feature at Prenton Park later this week in the Reds' first pre-season warm-up game.

Leicester have agreed a deal with CSKA Moscow to sign Nigeria international forward Ahmed Musa, according to the player's agent. Musa, who was linked with a move to the Premier League champions in January, is set to fly to England for a medical on Wednesday.

According to Russian media, the fee will be £16.6million, making the 23-year-old Leicester's new club-record signing, just days after French midfielder Nampalys Mendy arrived at the King Power Stadium for £13m. "Everything has been finalised and Musa will be in England for his medical on Wednesday," Musa's agent Tony Harris said.

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