Liverpool have completed the signing of RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita for club-record fee of £48m to join the Reds on July 1, 2018.
The Reds targeted Keita earlier in the summer, but were knocked back numerous times.
It is believed that the Merseyside outfit went as high as £70m in the bidding, but the Bundesliga club made it clear that the Guinea international is not for sale in the current transfer window.
However, BBC Sport has claimed that Liverpool have agreed to pay the £48m release clause that will allow Keita to move next summer, plus an undisclosed premium to finalise the deal at this stage.
The deal surpass the £35m that the Anfield outfit paid to Newcastle United for striker Andy Carroll in 2011.