Liverpool and Newcastle United have agreed a fee in the range of £25million for Dutch ace Georginio Wijnaldum.
The Reds flew off to America on their pre-season tour without Georginio Wijnaldum – but increasingly confident that they will secure the services of the Newcastle United attacking midfielder.
Talks are continuing between the clubs over the structure of a deal which will be worth around £25million.
The Dutch international, who played the final 11 minutes of Newcastle’s 2-2 friendly draw with Doncaster Rovers on Wednesday night, has his heart set on a move to Anfield.
Liverpool are hoping an agreement can be struck so that Wijnaldum can fly out to join up with Jurgen Klopp’s squad in California.
A medical could take place in the States with personal terms unlikely to be a stumbling block.
Liverpool pursued a deal for the 25-year-old this week after being frustrated in their attempts to land Udinese’s Piotr Zielinski.
Wijnaldum scored 11 goals last season after joining Newcastle for £14.5million from PSV Eindhoven.