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Report: Martin Skrtel on Verge of £5.5million Move to Fenerbahçe

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Well that escalated quickly.

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Liverpool softie Martin Skrtel has been linked with a move away from Anfield for several seasons, but always managed to find himself in the team sheet come September when the transfer window closed. It doesn't look like that will be the case this season, with reports emerging late on Wednesday that the Slovakian defender is moving on for real this time.

Hot on the heels of his loose-lipped agent citing destinations in Germany, Turkey, and even China as potential moves for his client, Skrtel is apparently set to make the move to Fenerbahçe. Though Skrtel is currently enjoying second place in Group B at the Euros with the rest of the Slovakian squad, he's likely to use some of his down time in between games to agree personal terms with the Turkish club, though the Liverpool Echo report that the deal is not likely to be concluded until after Skrtel's tournament is over.

Skrtel has made 320 appearances for Liverpool in the last eight years, scoring 18 goals, earning just one red card (on a double yellow, no less), and wearing countless head bandages in that time. At Fenerbahçe he'll reunite with ex-Liverpool teammate and fellow tattoo enthusiast Raul Meireles, as well as former ex-Manchester United rivals Robin van Persie and Luis Nani.