Reds closing in on Coates deal

Nacional are yet to accept The Reds’ offer with the likes of

Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk also said to be interested in

the 20-year-old stopper. Coates’ father and agent Peter is believed

to have been in England to discuss personal terms with Liverpool’s

director of football Damien Comolli. Nacional’s vice-president

Hector Olmes has confirmed Liverpool have tabled a ‘very good’

offer and that he expects the player to make the Anfield switch.

“The offer is very good,” revealed Olmes. “Surely Coates will go to

Liverpool.” The youngster, who starred for Uruguay in last month’s

Copa America, is not ruling out a Premier League move. “The Premier

League? Do not rule anything out,” he stated.