Southampton striker Rickie Lambert will undergo his medical at Liverpool on Saturday after the two clubs agreed a fee for the England international.
The Press Association report that Liverpool’s second bid was accepted on Friday morning.
Numerous reports claim the fee is in the region of £4 million, not the £9 million fee that was reported by Sky Sports on Thursday evening.
The fee agreed with Saints for Lambert is around £4million. Not sure where £9million came from.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) May 30, 2014
Lambert will sign a two-year deal with the option of another year, and the move should be finalised this weekend, before he heads off to Miami for England’s pre-World Cup training camp.
Liverpool are signing an experienced player with a proven Premier League goalscoring record who has played a system similar to how Brendan Rodgers’ side play for the past two years.
The low fee also means that money will remain to strengthen other, arguably more pressing, areas of the squad.
PA Sport also report that Liverpool are continuing negotiations for Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno, with Sevilla now reported to want Luis Alberto on loan as part of the deal.
They end by saying interest in Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm has cooled, and that Liverpool are no longer considering the Dutchman as a viable target.