Kyriakos Papadopoulos is on the verge of completing a move to Liverpool after his current club Schalke has given up on trying to hold onto him, it has been reported.
The Daily Star has reported that Schalke had previously been reluctant to part with the defender but now have decided to thrash out a deal for the player.
The article also reveals that sources close to Papadopoulos have claimed that the defender wants to make the switch from the Bundesliga to the Premier League.
Brendan Rodgers had been unwilling to match the £13 million price tag set by Schalke, but the German club now seem ready to compromise, the report reveals.
The article reports that Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt claimed that his club was willing to speak to Liverpool once a bid had been made for the defender.
Heldt was speaking to German newspaper Bild and revealed that Liverpool were yet to make a bid.
He said, “Specifically, there is nothing that has arrived, as far as I know.”
He added, “We’re going to speak to each other when it takes concrete from. There is currently nothing concrete.”
Therefore, it seems that any deal for Papadopoulos will revolve around how large a bid Liverpool submits for the player.