Despite initial pessimism over the feasibility of doing such a deal, it has emerged that Liverpool are moving closer towards bringing Dominik Szoboszlai to Anfield.
According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, they are now prepared and eager to push negotiations in an effort to finalize the move.
Newcastle had also shown a keen interest in the Hungarian, but they have since dropped out of the running, giving Liverpool the opportunity to finalize the deal.
Thursday’s fruitful conversations between Reds and Leipzig representatives (held apart from those for Fabio Carvalho’s loan move) have increased confidence that he will relocate to Merseyside.
According to contradicting reports, Szoboszlai’s contract has a €70 million release clause that will expire either today or in the middle of July.