Liverpool are closing on an £11.75million deal for Olympiacos left back Kostas Tsimikas amid rival interest from Leicester City.
Liverpool turned to the 24-year-old Greek after failing to agree terms with Norwich City over Jamal Lewis.
Tsimikas is now expected to have a medical this week ahead of agreeing terms with the Premier League champions. Olympiacos are asking for a 20 per cent sell-on clause in the deal.
Liverpool had a £10m bid rejected for Norwich’s Jamal Lewis last week and turned to Tsimikas after Norwich insisted they wanted £20m.
Greek international Tsimikas impressed against Wolves in the Europa League on Thursday and Liverpool’s hierarchy held talks with their Greek counterparts to iron out details after the game.
The 24-year-old has been on Leicester’s list for over a year amid increased interest from Chelsea and Manchester City in Ben Chilwell.
Tsimikas had also drawn enquiries from Tottenham, Everton and Chelsea in recent weeks. Olympiacos have lined up St Etienne’s Miguel Trauco as a replacement.
Meanwhile, Leicester winger Bartosz Kapustka, 23, is close to finalising a permanent deal to Legia Warsaw.