Liverpool have agreed a fee with Aston Villa for around £18M to sign Stewart Downing from Aston Villa.
The player handed in a transfer request earlier tonight which helped enable the deal to move along.
Stewart Downing will travel to Liverpool and undertake a medical on Thursday along with further discussions on personal terms.
Villa’s Chief Executive said:
“I can confirm that we have reached an agreement with Liverpool following an improved offer received earlier today and the submission of a formal transfer request by Stewart Downing, and have given them permission to speak with the player.
“We believe there are replacements available in the market who can strengthen our squad ahead of the coming season, and we are in discussions as such. We are also working hard to conclude a deal for a goalkeeper who we believe can also strengthen the side.”
The winger who will turn 27 later this month has been linked with Liverpool in the past. He spent his formative years at Middlesbrough before moving to Aston Villa in a £12M deal in 2009.
He has 27 England caps.