Liverpool midfielder Suso is expected to complete his move to AC Milan next week as the Italian giants are ready to pay a cut-price deal to secure his services during the January transfer window rather than waiting until the summer for get him on a free transfer, IBTimes UK understands.
With his contract at Anfield due to expire at the end of the season, both the Italian side and the 21-year-old player recently confirmed a four-year contract agreement, which will see the Spaniard playing at the Serie A giant from the 2015/16 campaign.
The midfielder travelled to Milan last week to complete his medical with his new club, while saying: "I haven't spoken to [Filippo] Inzaghi yet. I came for the medical and hope it all went well.
"Do I have a message for the Milan fans? I am not here for long, then we'll see when I am able to play."
But close sources to the negotiations have told IBTimes UK the clubs have since been negotiating a deal for a January transfer window move that would benefit all involved and it could be completed as soon as next week.
It is understood that Milan are ready to pay a small compensation fee to the Premier League club, giving Liverpool the chance to receive payment for the Spanish talent rather than losing him for nothing.
Meanwhile, Suso would also benefit from a January move as Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho are ahead of him in Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers' pecking order, with his chances to play at Anfield during the second part of the campaign likely to be limited.
The 21-year-old playmaker moved to Merseyside from Cadiz's academy in the summer of 2009 during Rafa Benitez's tenure.
But even though he impressed both in the 2012/13 campaign at Anfield as well last season on loan at Almeria, Rodgers does not appear to have him in his plans.
Suso decided to reject a contract renewal offered by Liverpool earlier this season to move elsewhere as a free agent.