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Lazar Markovic is set to undergo a medical on Thursday ahead of completing his £20million move from Benfica to Liverpool FC.
The highly-rated Serbian winger will become the Reds' fourth summer signing following deals for Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Emre Can.
Liverpool also remain on course to wrap up the transfer of Lille striker Divock Origi.
The Belgium international visited Melwood with his family on Wednesday for a tour of the club's training base and he met boss Brendan Rodgers for the first time.
An initial fee of £6million, which could rise to £9.8million with add-ons, has already been agreed with Lille.
Origi would be loaned back to the French outfit for the coming season before linking up with the Reds squad next summer.
The 19-year-old is weighing up his options after attracting plenty of interest following his eye-catching performances at the World Cup finals in Brazil.
"It is true that there are offers from all over Europe," he told press in his homeland.
"Now I have to look carefully where I will grow as a player and as a person. Things will be clearer within two weeks at the most."
Tottenham are among those rival clubs trying to land Origi but after face to face talks with the frontman Liverpool remain confident they will win the battle for his services.
AC Milan's Mario Balotelli has been touted as a possible signing but the ECHO understands that the Reds have no interest in the £30million-rated Italian striker.
Liverpool believe they have pulled off a major coup with the signing of Markovic and Avram Grant agrees.
The former Chelsea boss managed the youngster during his spell in charge of Partizan Belgrade.
"I can say that apart from Ronaldo and Messi, Markovic is one of the best talents I've ever seen at 19 years of age," Grant said.
Markovic's former Benfica teammate Nemanja Matic, who made the switch to Chelsea back in January, added: "What can I say about Markovic? It was excellent playing with this kid for six months.
"He has such massive potential that if he changed his attitude in training he could be one of Europe's best players in his position.
"But he's young, he'll mature, and then nobody will be able to stop him."
Source: Liverpool Echo
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