Liverpool are poised to complete the signing of Spanish international Xabi Alonso after agreeing a deal with Real Sociedad.
The Premier League club have agreed a £10.7m deal for the midfielder, Alonso expected to sign a five-year deal within the next few days.
Sociedad president Jose Luis Astiazaran confirmed the move.
“The most serious offer from all the teams has been from Liverpool who have been interested in our player,” said Astiazaran.
News of the agreement between the clubs will end Real Madrid’s interest in the player.
The 22-year-old is expected to arrive in England on Thursday to seal his move to Liverpool after playing in Spain’s friendly with Venezuela.