ANDREW Robertson will undergo a medical on Thursday ahead of his move from Hull to Liverpool, according to Sky sources.
The Scotland left-back flew back from the Tigers’ pre-season tour in Portugal earlier this week after a £10m (AU$ 16.4m) fee between the clubs had been agreed.
Sky Sports News understands several other Premier League clubs were also interested in signing Robertson along with PSV Eindhoven and Sporting Lisbon.
Robertson made 39 appearances in all competitions last season, but was unable to prevent Hull from suffering relegation from the Premier League.
If the 23-year-old passes a medical and agrees personal terms, he would become manager Jurgen Klopp’s third signing of the summer following the arrivals of Mohamed Salah and Dominic Solanke.
Robertson started his career at Queen’s Park before moving to Dundee United and then to Hull in July 2014.
Sky Sports News also understands Hull have agreed a fee with Liverpool for midfielder Kevin Stewart.
Stewart has been given permission to fly back from Liverpool’s Asia tour to begin talks with the Sky Bet Championship club.
His potential move to the KCOM Stadium is not part of the deal to take Robertson to Anfield.
Meanwhile, Manchester City are close to signing Real Madrid defender Danilo in a deal worth £26.5m ($ 43.4m).
Chelsea were in talks over a deal for the Brazilian defender, who was second-choice right-back at Real for much of last season, but City appear to have beaten them to the signing of the 26-year-old – less than a week after they made Kyle Walker football’s most expensive defender.
Sky sources understand Pep Guardiola sees Danilo as being capable of playing a number of positions, and he is not being signed strictly to back up for Walker.
As well as playing right-back, Danilo has also featured a number of times at left-back for Real Madrid – a position Man City are looking to fill.
Guardiola also believes Danilo is capable of playing in a holding midfield role in his system.
Danilo started 17 times in La Liga for champions Real last season, but Dani Carvajal was preferred for most big games including the Champions League final.
Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna, Pep Guardiola’s two regular right-sided defenders in his first season at City, have both left the Etihad.