Manchester united target Takumi Minamino is having medical at Liverpool ahead of a proposed move from Red Bull Salzburg in January.
Liverpool began negotiations to sign the Japanese international, who has a £7.25m release clause in his contract last week and he is now expected to officially arrive at Anfield on January 1.
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The Red bull Salzburg attacking-midfielder impressed against Liverpool in their two Champions League group games this season, scoring at Anfield.
Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund said last week it was an “honour” to have Champions League champions Liverpool interested in their players.
Minamino has scored seven goals in all competitions for the Austrian league leaders this season but could not help his team to qualify for the next round of the champions league, finishing third in the group phase and dropping into the Europa League last-32.
Liverpool have insisted the proposed deal for Minamino is not for commercial reasons and based solely on football ability and suitability to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
Minamino joined RB Salzburg from Japanese side Cerezo Osaka for less than £1m in 2015.