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Liverpool sign goalkeeper Loris Karius from Mainz to five-year deal

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Liverpool have agreed a deal with Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius to join the team for the 2016-17 campaign.

Liverpool have completed the signing of Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius for £4.7 million, with the 22-year-old signing a long-term deal.

The German asked for and was given the No. 1 shirt after current first-choice Simon Mignolet [who wears No. 22] and manager Jurgen Klopp agreed he could have it.

Karius, who PA sources have said signed a five-year deal, will provide much-needed competition for Mignolet, whose position has not been threatened since arriving three years ago despite a number of...

Liverpool close on move for Mainz goalkeeper Lorius Karius - sources

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Lorius Karius is highly rated in Germany.

Liverpool are on the verge of sealing a deal for Mainz goalkeeper Lorius Karius, sources have told ESPN FC.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has made a new goalkeeper one of his top transfer priorities this summer as he looks to bring in competition and cover for current No. 1 Simon Mignolet, and Karius has been on his radar for a while.

Karius, 22, signed a contract in January 2015 that includes a clause which would allow him to leave for €10 million (£7.9m) and sources told ESPN FC that...

Bayer Leverkusen sign midfielder Julian Baumgartlinger from Mainz

Bayer Leverkusen have announced the signing of Austria international Julian Baumgartlinger from Mainz on a four-year deal.

Baumgartlinger, 28, will join the club this summer after making 124 Bundesliga appearances for Mainz.

The midfielder, a member of his country's 2016 Euro squad, has impressed for Mainz with his physicality as well as his passing game. However, Baumgartlinger has struggled in front of the goal, and only opened his account for his old club in February.

He had been under contract...