Liverpool target Konstantinos Tsimikas after failing to secure Norwich deal for Jamal Lewis

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Liverpool and Norwich have failed to strike a deal for Jamal Lewis, with the Premier League champions close to signing Konstantinos Tsimikas as a left-back cover.

The Greece international can be secured for € 13million (£ 11.75) from Olympiacos, which is better value as an option to replace Andy Robertson.

Norwich has rejected Liverpool’s £ 10million opening bid for Lewis, demanding at least double that fee to part ways with a player who will be no shortage of options in the window.

The Northern Ireland international had wanted to line up under Jürgen Klopp and relished the challenge of becoming Robertson’s competition rather than just a replacement in the position.

The German was excited to work with a player who he said had a high cap and the right attitude to develop, but Liverpool and Norwich were too far apart in the negotiations.

Jamal Lewis of Norwich fights Jordan Henderson of Liverpool (Liverpool FC via Getty)

As revealed by The Independent, the Reds had a shortlist of four candidates to bolster this area of ​​the squad, which included Tsimikas.

The 24-year-old is due to travel to Merseyside for a medical checkup early next week.

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