Jordan Henderson‘s departure from Liverpool is set to be finalised this week.
This Is Anfield understands Al Ettifaq are confident they will be able to confirm the capture of the Reds captain on a three-year deal imminently.
Sources have revealed the groundwork is being laid for an announcement that will be made by the weekend at the very latest.
Liverpool will net a fee in excess of £12 million for Henderson, who is bringing the curtain down on a 12-year stay at Anfield.
Confirmation of his departure will provide much-needed clarity to Jurgen Klopp as he looks to move into the second phase of this summer’s midfield rebuild.
And they will aim to further reinforce that position following departures for Henderson and Fabinho to Saudi Arabia.
However, the respective £50 million and £70 million price tags placed on the pair according to recent reports could prove to be a stumbling block in negotiations.
It is understood that past interest in Florentino Luis is unlikely to be followed up, while links to both Sofyan Amrabat and Kalvin Phillips have also been played down.