Liverpool is on the verge of announcing the signing of Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon.
Manager Brendan Rodgers has been in the market for a new defender after seeing injuries to Kolo Toure, Aly Cissokho and Sebastian Coates spread his options at the back very thin.
The highly-rated centre back has been attracting the interest of big European clubs but Liverpool look to have agreed a deal in the region of £8m according to the Mirror.
The 20-year-old, who was born in London, joined Sporting’s youth setup in 2006 and has progressed into the first team becoming one of the most highly-sought after talents in Europe during the process.
The Portuguese youngster has represented his national side at U18, U19 and U20 level but does have the option to play for England as his father is English.
His father and agent have apparently flown into London to complete the deal and he could be unveiled by the beginning of next week.