Walker and Poli join Liverpool for combined 34 millionChelsea midfielder Andrea Poli has made the move to join rivals Liverpool in a deal rumored to be around the fee of 23 million.
Poli, 26, had a spectacular debut season with Chelsea after making the move from Sampdoria to London last summer. However, his performances failed to inspire the team and the Blues finished 10th.
"Liverpool are a magnificent club and I want to help them challenge for honours and trophies," said Poli. "I have relatives that support Liverpool and I have been following them since I was a child as well so this was a major influence on my decision to sign for them."
Liverpool were actually very keen on Poli in January but the midfielder rejected a move away from London after only six months with Chelsea, but after the Londoners' dismal Premier League campaign last season, has decided to move.
Kyle Walker also joins from Manchester City, for a bargain fee of 10 million. The England international joined the Citizens from Tottenham two summers ago for 15 million, but has failed to make an impact, making only 9 appearances in the Premier League over 2 seasons, and Roberto Mancini has allowed the right-back to leave.
Liverpool were originally in the hunt to sign Walker, but was beaten off by Manchester City in 2014.