Liverpool are poised to sign Valencia left-back Aly Cissokho after agreeing terms with the Spanish club over a one year loan deal that includes the option for the move to become permanent.
Cissokho struggled to force his way into the Valencia first team last season, making just 11 league appearances after moving to the club last summer from Lyon.
However, despite failing to win over Valencia coach Ernesto Valverde, he has a wealth of experience and may well be viewed as the perfect player to provide competition for current first choice left-back Jose Enrique.
The Express report that Liverpool will pay Valencia £870,000 for the initial loan and should they decide they want to keep him on a permanent basis then they will be required to pay £3.5m next summer.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admitted that he was looking for cover in the left-back position and Cissokho would bring plenty of top level experience having played in the Champions League on numerous occasions with Porto, Lyon and Valencia.
The 25 year old was a regular for Lyon throughout his three years at the club and was handed his debut for France while representing the Ligue 1 side.
Cissokho is believed to have been Rodgers' second choice as he was initially keen to secure a deal for Benfica defender Lorenzo Melgarejo who was unable to move to Anfield because of his inability to secure a work permit.
While Cissokho could well become Liverpool's fifth signing of the summer it seems Rodgers is also planning on trimming his squad as Dani Pacheco was linked with a permanent move away from the club.
The young Spanish forward has struggled to force his way into the Liverpool first team and has been sent out on four loans during his six years at Anfield.
Pacheco was loaned to Huesca in January and scored five league goals in his 19 appearances but it seems it is fellow second division side Cordoba who are close to signing the 22 year old.
Reports in the Spanish press claim that Pacheco is in talks with Cordoba and is set to join the club on a permanent deal in the coming weeks.