Liverpool will complete the transfer of Emre Can for £9.75 million from Bayer Leverkusen.
Midfielder Can, 20, will join the Reds "subject to documentation being completed"
The deal, "agreed in principle", will take the club's spending up to £13.75m following the arrival of Rickie Lambert from Southampton.
Can's likely arrival could effect Liverpool's pursuit of Adam Lallana. The club had a £25m offer rejected by Southampton, who are holding out for £30m.
Germany youth international Can joined Leverkusen from Bayern Munich last summer and make 29 appearances in the Bundesliga, scoring three goals.