Liverpool have accepted a £26million bid from Crystal Palace for defender Mamadou Sakho, according to reports.
Press Association Sports claim that the two clubs have finally agreed a fee ahead of a proposed deadline day move.
The France defender spent the second half of last season on loan at Selhurst Park having fallen out of favour with manager Jurgen Klopp over a number of disciplinary issues last summer, and a return south was always the player’s preferred option.
Liverpool had been holding out for £30m but after turning down £22m plus £3m in add-ons on Wednesday – Palace’s third offer – the Reds decided to cut their losses on a player whom they have been trying to offload for a year.
PA Sport claimed earlier in the day Palace made a bid in excess of £20m for Manchester City centre-back Eliaquim Mangala but Sakho was always their number one target this summer, having impressed in his four-month stay last season before a knee injury prematurely ended his campaign.