Report: Liverpool close in on signing of Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius

Report: Liverpool close in on Karius
Liverpool are reportedly closing in on the signing of German goalkeeper Loris Karius from Mainz.

Liverpool are reportedly close to sealing the signature of Mainz 05 goalkeeper Loris Karius.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a switch to the Premier League, with Liverpool's Merseyside rivals Everton also thought to be interested.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to bring a new goalkeeper to Anfield in order to provide competition to current number one Simon Mignolet.

According to ESPN, Liverpool are close to striking a deal after being in talks with Karius and his camp for some time.

The German signed a new deal with Mainz in January, but a release clause worth €10m (£7.9m) was inserted into the contract.

Karius spent two years at Manchester City's academy before joining the setup at Mainz in 2011.

Loris Karius of 1. FSV Mainz 05 in action during the pre-season friendly match between 1. FSV Mainz 05 and AS Monaco at Stade des Arberes on July 22, 2015 in Meyrin, Switzerland
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