Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich for at least £20m, plus £5m in add-ons, on a four-year contract.
Thiago, 29, joined the German giants from Barcelona in 2013 and played in last season’s Champions League final victory over Paris St-Germain.
He is set to wear the number six shirt at Anfield.
Thiago would be the Premier League champions’ second summer signing, after Greece left-back Kostas Tsimikas.
The guaranteed £20m will be paid in installments, with the maximum extra £5m depending on the Reds’ success in the Premier League and Champions League.
Thiago started his career at Barcelona and was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United when David Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, but went to Germany instead.
As well as the Champions League, he has won seven consecutive Bundesliga titles, four German Cups and the Club World Cup with Bayern.