Alexis Mac Allister has agreed to join Liverpool from Brighton this summer after a breakthrough in talks, sources have told Football Insider.
The Merseysiders have secured an agreement in personal terms with the World Cup winner, 24, and are finalising a fee of around £60million with the south-coast club.
Mac Allister has made up his mind to make what will be a box-office move to Anfield after bidding a tearful farewell to Brighton fans in the afterward of their Premier League clash at Aston Villa last Sunday.
It is believed that Liverpool have met with Mac Allister’s representatives and reached an agreement on a contract worth more than £150,000-a-week.
The Argentina international currently earns a reported £50,000-a-week wage on a deal running until June 2025.
A well-placed Reds source has suggested the transfer is now “99% done” and there are now only the formalities to complete.
The deal is expected to be announced in early June.
Seagulls manager Roberto De Zerbi has not attempted to hide the fact that Mac Allister is on his way, and his representatives have been laying the groundwork for a deal for months.
The Argentine has just been a central figure in Brighton securing European qualification for the first time ever.
Jurgen Klopp has sanctioned a huge-money Liverpool move as he plots a radical overhaul of a midfield that failed to fire in disappointing campaign.
James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have already confirmed their departures, while senior stars Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara are all aged 29 and over.
Football Insider revealed on Tuesday (23 May) that the Reds have a “concrete interest” in Wolves captain Ruben Neves.
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