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Liverpool transfer news: Diogo Jota from Wolves, Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich, EPL 2020, Premier League

Just hours after sealing a huge move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, Liverpool are set to announce a second big-name arrival.

Wolves forward Diogo Jota is set to join after the clubs agreed a £41m ($A73m) deal rising to £45m ($A80m) with add-ons.

According to Sky Sports, the 23-year-old is set for a medical at Liverpool on Saturday (local) before the deal is finalised.

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Jota was an unused substitute in Wolves’ 2-0 win at Sheffield United in their first Premier League game of the season, and left Wolverhampton’s Molineux Stadium before their Carabao Cup clash with Stoke had even kicked off on Thursday (local).

The Portuguese forward has 16 goals and six assists in 67 Premier League appearances for Wolves, but was particularly impressive in last year’s Europa League campaign where he netted six times in eight appearances.

Helping Liverpool afford the move is the sale of 18-year-old Dutch defender Ki-Jana Hoever.

He will head to Wolves in a deal worth £10m ($A18m), plus add-ons that could see it rise to £13.5m ($A24m)

The teen joined Liverpool from Ajax in 2018 and has made four senior appearances for the side, but will now depart permanently to Wolves.

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Wolves had been looking to strengthen their backline and Hoever, who can play in central defence, right-back or even down the right-wing, provides plenty of cover.

Klopp was crowing after sealing a deal for the ‘absolutely exceptional’ Thiago.

Despite being one of the finest midfielders in the world it only cost Liverpool £20 million ($A35m) plus £5 million ($A9m) in add-ons to secure his signature.

The 29-year-old becomes Liverpool’s first major signing for two years, in which time they have won the Champions League and a first English league title for 30 years.

“He is an absolutely exceptional player and you are right it is difficult to improve a team like us in the moment in a normal way,” said Klopp.

“If we take 3-400 million maybe we could find some players but even then it is not easy. In this specific case it is a player who brings a different dimension in our game, that’s true.

“Some skills which in general are pretty rare but they suit us pretty well. It says nothing about the other players it is only different and that is what I was really interested in.”

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