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Markovic has Liverpool medical

Liverpool are very close to completing the signing of Benfica winger Lazar Markovic, who is having a medical ahead of a 20m transfer.

The Serbian has already sent a message to the Benfica fans, which said: \"Thank you for everything and goodbye.\"

And Sky Sports reporter Vinny O'Connor said on Monday afternoon: \"Lazar Markovic is all set to become Liverpool's fourth summer signing.

\"He has just left Liverpool's training ground in a club car but he is expected back later to complete the formalities of the medical.

\"It is a deal which could drag into tomorrow but the club are hoping to announce today that he is a Liverpool player.\"