Manchester City have reportedly agreed a £49m deal to sign wantaway Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling.
The 20-year-old will now discuss personal terms and undergo a medical ahead of a move to Eastlands, according to Sky Sports.
The England international did not travel with the Reds to Australia on Sunday for the beginning of their pre-season tour to conclude negotiations on the long-running transfer saga.
Sterling has refused to sign a new contract at Anfield and he and agent Aidy Ward have been actively trying to find him a way out because of his strained relationship with manager Brendan Rodgers.
He rejected what was thought to be a £100,000-per-week proposal in February, and Ward was quoted in a May interview as saying that his young client would not stay even for £900,000 per week.
City had previously fallen short of Liverpool’s firm £50m valuation with two offers, but have now persuaded their Premier League rivals to sell for an initial £45m, with additional clauses.
Sterling moved to Merseyside from Queens Park Rangers as a 15-year-old and has since scored 23 goals in 129 senior appearances for Liverpool.