Gini Wijnaldum due on Merseyside as Liverpool close in on deal for Newcastle midfielder
Liverpool are close to signing Â£25million-rated Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
Wijnaldum is keen on a move to Anfield and the 25-year-old is expected to travel to Merseyside ahead of a deal being finalised.
The Holland international wants to leave Newcastle in the wake of the club's relegation from the Premier League.
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Tottenham Hotspur are also keen on Wijnaldum, but the odds are now on him moving to Liverpool.
Wijnaldum came off the bench and scored in Saturday's 6-0 win over Bohemian in Dublin.
Asked about transfers after the match, United manager Rafa Benitez said: "We maybe have to sell some players if we have the right offers, but that's always normal."
United are looking for Â£25million for Wijnaldum, though it is not clear just how much Liverpool have offered for him.
However, it would take a bid in excess of Â£20million to persuade Newcastle to sell Wijnaldum, signed from title-winning PSV Eindhoven last summer for Â£14.5million.
Wijnaldum scored 11 goals last season and ended the campaign as the club's top scorer.