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Agent claims Liverpool will sign Doni on Thursday

ESPN staff
July 7, 2011

Liverpool will complete a deal for Roma goalkeeper Alexander Doni on Thursday, according to the player's agent.

The Reds are keen to introduce some competition for Pepe Reina's goalkeeping jersey, after the Spaniard admitted to having concentration lapses last season.

Currently Brad Jones, signed by Roy Hodgson, is Liverpool's recognised back-up keeper, but Brazil international Doni will provide genuine competition for Reina's jersey.

The 31-year-old has been capped 10 times for Brazil and has played over 170 Serie A matches for Roma, as well as featuring in countless Champions League ties.

Doni rejected Liverpool's initial contract offer but, with no other clubs interested, he is set to commit to the Merseyside club.

"We should close the deal by the end of the day," his agent Ovidio Colucci told Impero Romanista.

"Of course anything could happen before the signatures are added to the contracts but I can confirm that there is only Liverpool for Doni.

"The only concrete offer has come from Liverpool and we hope to wrap everything up by this evening."

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