Liverpool are set to complete the signing of Portuguese defender Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon, according to O Jogo.
The talented defender has been attracting a lot of interest of late, with Monaco and Valencia among clubs expressing interest in his services.
However, Liverpool were always believed to be leading the chase for the 20-year-old and they seem to have finally reached an agreement with the player’s employers.
O Jogo has suggested that the Reds have submitted a €7 million offer for Ilori, with Sporting chiefs reportedly prepared to accept the latest proposal that could see the fee rise depending on various performance related bonuses.
It is no secret Liverpool have been working hard to reinforce their back line ever since Jamie Carragher retired from football, although Ilori is not exactly the player who can immediately challenge for starting berth an Anfield.
He is, however, considered a hot prospect for the future and will certainly be given a chance to impress in the coming years.