Kostas Tsimikas has flown in to complete his Liverpool medical ahead of a transfer from Olympiacos.
The Reds have agreed a deal with the Greek club for Tsimikas and the highly-rated left-back arrived in the UK on Sunday to prepare to put the finishing touches on a switch from his homeland.
Liverpool had drawn up a four-man shortlist that included Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly and Real Madrid’s Sergio Reguilon, but moved quickly for Tsimikas after two bids were rejected by Norwich for Jamal Lewis on Thursday.
An opening gambit of £10million was firmly rebuffed by the Canaries before thoughts turned to Tsimikas after a second offer of £12m was turned away.
It is believed sporting director Michael Edwards met with Olympiacos general director Lina Souloukou ahead of Greek side’s clash with Wolves in the Europa League on Thursday night at Molineux.
Sources close to the player have claimed a deal worth close to £15m has been agreed, although Anfield insiders insist the fee is below the £12m mark. It is thought a 20 per cent sell-on clause has been inserted to bring Tsimikas to Anfield.
And Tsimikas is now Merseyside-bound as he gets set to undergo a medical this week ahead of a move to the Premier League champions.