Liverpool have booked midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai in for a medical in the coming days after formally triggering his €70m release clause.
The Reds wanted to avoid activating the clause, which must be paid in one go, but informed Leipzig of their willingness to do so on Friday night, just hours before it expired.
With a deal now formally agreed between the two clubs, Liverpool are ready to have Szoboszlai undergo a medical this weekend with a view to making the Hungary international their second signing of the summer.
Personal terms have already been agreed with the 22-year-old, who informed Leipzig of his desire to join Liverpool before the offer arrived.
Sources close to Liverpool believe that if all goes to plan, Szoboszlai’s move to Anfield could be sealed in the coming days.
Newcastle were interested in signing Szoboszlai earlier in the window but have instead targeted Italian midfielder Sandro Tonali, who is set to move to St James’ Park from AC Milan in a deal worth around £60m.
If he passes his medical, Szoboszlai will become the second new face in Liverpool’s midfield after Alexis Mac Allister to move to Anfield this summer.
Liverpool are also among the sides interested in Celta Vigo star Gabri Veiga, who is heavily linked with interest from across the Premier League.