Reds close on Jones deal

Clubs agree fee but talks over goalkeeper continue

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Liverpool have agreed a fee with Middlesbrough for goalkeeper Brad Jones, skysports.com understands.

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Reds boss Roy Hodgson has targeted Jones as back-up to Pepe Reina and wants a deal concluding.

The Anfield outfit had their initial £2million bid turned down by Boro last week, but talks have continued and now a deal is understood to be close.

Skysports.com understands that a deal worth around £2.5million has been agreed, however the two clubs are still talking as there are issues over how the payments will be structured.

Jones is yet to agree personal terms and Boro will not give him permission to talk to Liverpool until they have a firm agreement over the deal.