Liverpool have reportedly agreed personal terms with Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno as the two clubs continue negotiations to complete his transfer to Anfield.
Manager Brendan Rodgers is desperately looking to bolster the squad ahead of a busy season marked by their return to the Champions League and has already signed Southampton striker Ricky Lambert and agreed a deal to bring Bayer Leverkusen midfielder midfielder Emre Can to Merseyside.
Meanwhile, reports in a number of Spanish newspapers claim the Reds are also on the verge of completing the signing of Moreno.
According to the reports, the Merseyside club have already agreed a five-year deal with the left-back as the clubs enter the final stages of negotiations over the final transfer fee.
Liverpool's initial bid included the offer of attacking midfielder Suso joining Sevilla on loan as part of a cut-price offer only for the Andalusian club to reject it, preferring to hold out for a fee of around €20m plus add-on fees.
Questioned about talks in a recent press conference, Sevilla boss Unai Emery admitted Moreno may leave the club this summer.
"We want him to stay but should there be a good offer for the club we will (sell him) and look for a replacement," he said.
Reports earlier this week claimed Tottenham were also in the race to secure Moreno but it looks likely the 21-year-old has decided instead to move to Anfield.
Indeed, reports claim that Moreno will fly to Liverpool next week to have his medical and complete the transfer.
The Spaniard has excelled in La Liga over the past two seasons, catching the eye of a number of big European clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Napoli.
He was named in Spain's 30-man preliminary squad for the World Cup but he finally was excluded from the final list and is currently on holidays.