Liverpool are reportedly on the verge of making their first signing of the transfer window, with Olympiakos left-back Kostas Tsimikas ready to join the club.
The Reds are looking for a back-up to Andrew Robertson with Jurgen Klopp having to previously rely on James Milner to fill in for the Scot.
They had been in talks with relegated Norwich City over Jamal Lewis but the two clubs were unable to agree on a fee, with the Canaries reportedly wanting nearly double the £10m Liverpool were willing to pay.
That led them to shift their focus to 24-year-old Tsimikas, who has been one of Olympiakos’ star performers this season as they stormed to their 45th Greek Super League title and were knocked out the Europa League round-of-16 by Wolves.
The deal is understood to be worth £11.75m, according to Sky Sports, and Liverpool believe he has the ability to develop into a world-class defender capable of challenging Robertson for a starting berth.
They also see him as remarkable value for money given the current economic climate having spent a long time watching him.
Tsimikas is expected to fly to the UK as soon as possible to discuss personal terms and complete a medical.