Liverpool have agreed a fee with Ajax for Uruguay international Luis Suarez.
Liverpool have agreed a fee with Ajax for Luis Suarez
"The club have now been given permission by Ajax to discuss personal terms with the player and his representatives"
- club statement
The striker could join the Barclays Premier League side for £22.8m, although the 24-year-old has yet to pass a medical and agree personal terms with the Anfield outfit.
The deal is a real statement of intent from American owners Fenway Sports Group and will go a long way to proving to the club's major stars - such as the likes of Fernando Torres and Jose Reina who have been calling for significant investment in the squad - that they are serious about restoring Liverpool to Europe's elite.
The club earlier revealed they had turned down a bid for Torres from Chelsea and had no intention of selling their star striker as they see him as a key part of their plan to turn things around.
Suarez's imminent arrival, which will give Torres some much-needed support up front, is a key moment in FSG's short three-month reign.
He has been prolific in the Eredivisie, scoring 111 goals in 159 matches since joining the Dutch giants in the summer of 2007.
A statement on the club's official website read: "Liverpool Football Club announced this afternoon that they had agreed a fee of up to 26.5m Euros with Ajax for the transfer of Luis Suarez, subject to the completion of a medical.
"The club have now been given permission by Ajax to discuss personal terms with the player and his representatives."