Liverpool have accepted Stoke’s offer of £13m for Joe Allen and the midfielder is set to discuss a move on his return from holiday.
The Wales international’s future has been the subject of intense speculation since the previous season reached a conclusion due to him having just 12 months left to run on his current contract with the Reds.
Boss Jurgen Klopp hinted last week that he would like to keep Allen but it now appears as though he will move on with Stoke leading the race for his signature.
Swansea are also still thought to be in the hunt for the 26-year-old but will need to move quickly after the Potters had their offer accepted.
Allen, who is currently on holiday, is looking for a move to a club who can offer him regular first-team action having been used sparingly by Klopp following his arrival on Merseyside.
When asked about Allen’s future after Liverpool’s 2-0 friendly win over Huddersfield on Wednesday, Klopp said: “All I would say about this would be to say something about transfers or not transfers.
“I like the guy, I really think he’s a wonderful football player – but I knew this before the European Championship, during the European Championship, and now. It’s all about respecting a contract, to negotiate or not, to make a transfer or not – that’s it. There is nothing to discuss properly.
“I hadn’t seen him since the middle of May. When there’s something to say about this, I’ll call you.”