Newcastle United full-back Jose Enrique will undergo a medical at Liverpool on Thursday after the clubs agreed a transfer fee.
Enrique became unsettled at Newcastle following Andy Carroll's £35 million switch to Anfield in January and landed himself in trouble by criticising the club's transfer policy via Twitter.
Liverpool, who have been tracking Enrique for a number of months, have had a bid of around £6 million accepted for the 25-year-old and the saga over his future appears to be finally approaching a climax.
Liverpool confirmed on their Twitter account: "Liverpool FC confirmed today that they have agreed a fee with Newcastle United for the transfer of Jose Enrique. The Club have now been given permission to discuss personal terms with Jose Enrique, who will travel to Liverpool to undergo a medical."
Argentina international Emiliano Insua returned from a season-long loan at Galatasaray to rejoin the squad for training last month but his future is uncertain as 17-year-old reserve team defender Jack Robinson showed at the end of the previous campaign he was capable of filling in.
Enrique joined Newcastle in a £6.3 million switch from Villarreal in August 2007 and has refused to enter into contract talks with the club despite having just one year left to run on his current deal.
The Spaniard's exit could allow manager Alan Pardew to sign PSV Eindhoven left-back Erik Pieters as a replacement.