Uruguayan international defender Sebastian Coates has admitted his preference would be to join Liverpool over Manchester City.
The highly rated centre back has been the subject of bids from both clubs, and has said he expects to decide where he is to play before the weekend.
After playing a key role in helping his national side claim the Copa America this summer, Coates also said he’s keen to team up with fellow Uruguayan Luis Suarez at Anfield.
“I’d prefer Liverpool to Manchester City, but would need to see what they have to offer and would compare them,” Coates told Ovacion.
“But having the help of Luis Suarez would be very important. I will be going to England, we are just missing a few details now.
“The Liverpool offer ticks all boxes, so fair to say it’s a done deal. Luis’s success is important for me as another Uruguayan joining.
“Liverpool is a club with great tradition and history, and Luis would be a great help to me. Suarez has spoken to Kenny Dalglish and his managers about my signing.
“He said it will be great having a Uruguayan with him, we chatted for quite a while, as he is someone I know well.”
The defender also said that he has rejected offers from other countries, as he wants to play in the Premier League.
“My intention was always to wait, there were many rumours that I wanted England, but nothing concrete. Fortunately we have now received the offer,” he said.