Liverpool are set to sign Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet for £9m next week.
The Belgium international is expected on Merseyside in the next few days to undergo a medical and complete the formalities of the move.
The 24-year-old has played 101 games since
joining from Belgian club Sint-Truiden
for £2m in June 2010.
He kept 11 clean sheets in 40 appearances last season as the Black Cats narrowly avoided the drop.
Liverpool's current first-choice keeper Pepe Reina, 30, has been
linked with a return
to Spanish champions Barcelona, where he started his career.
The Reds have already agreed to sign 32-year-old
Manchester City defender Kolo Toure
on a free transfer and
Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas, 25,
Sevilla midfielder Luis Alberto, 20,
is close to joining the Reds, while manager Brendan Rodgers is also tracking highly-rated Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori, 20, and 24-year-old
Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan
from Shakhtar Donetsk.