Liverpool are closing in on Roma and Egypt winger Mohamed Salah in a deal that could be worth a club record $49m (£39m).
The 25-year-old has been a prime target for manager Jurgen Klopp and could join for a fee which would eclipse the $44m the Reds paid for Andy Carroll in 2011.
Talks are ongoing, with Salah excited to play in the Premier League again after an unfulfilling spell at Chelsea.
If the deal exceeds the $43m Liverpool paid for Sadio Mane, Salah will become the most expensive African player ever.
The Egypt international almost joined Liverpool in 2014 but moved to Chelsea from Basle for $14m.