Liverpool signing Roberto Firmino has set his sights on capturing the Premier League title ahead of a move from Hoffenheim.
Brazilian playmaker Firmino, who scored seven goals and registered 10 assists in the Bundesliga last term, is on international duty at the Copa America tournament in Chile yet was confirmed as a Liverpool player earlier in June for a fee believed to be in the region of £29m ($32m), according to the BBC.
Brendan Rodgers's side endured a frustrating 2014-15 campaign, failing to retain their place in the top four following Luis Suarez's move to Barcelona, losing two domestic cup semi-finals and ending the season with a hugely demoralising 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Stoke City.
Such failures appear to have galvanised the club into making swift changes early on this summer, with the under-pressure Rodgers acting quickly and decisively to reshape his squad by completing deals for Burnley striker Danny Ings, experienced midfielder James Milner, Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan and highly rated Charlton defender Joe Gomez.
Firmino, set to sign a five-year deal subject to a routine medical, is the secod most expensive signing ever made by Liverpool, behind Andy Carroll, and the 23-year-old has since spoken of his desire to compete for regular silverware at Anfield.
"It is time to leave Hoffenheim for a bigger club to fight for titles, but for now I am concentrated on the Copa," he told German sports magazine Kicker as relayed by ESPN.
Emre Can pleased with the new signing
Unsurprisingly, the impending arrival of Firmino appears to have boosted the spirits of Liverpool's current squad, with midfielder Emre Can expressing his joy at the transfer. He said: "I am looking forward to playing with him. He will help us greatly with his qualities."
Despite the considerable outlay to bring in Firmino, it seems Liverpool are hoping to strengthen further still during the upcoming transfer window.
PA Sport suggests Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca and Zenit St Petersburg's Salomon Rondon remain in their sights. However, a move for Christian Benteke is now unlikely after the club appeared to baulk at his £32.5m release clause.
One deal that does appear to be progressing quickly, though, is England right-back Nathaniel Clyne moving to Merseyside.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Southampton have accepted an improved £12.5m offer for the player who has been given permission to discuss personal terms.
ESPN reported earlier in June that Manchester United had reignited their pursuit of Clyne after Dani Alves agreed to extend his contract at Barcelona, yet it appears they are set to miss out on another right-back.