Ben Davies is ready to complete a deadline day transfer to Liverpool.
The Reds can pay round £1.6million for the centre-back, with teenager Sepp van den Berg going the opposite means on mortgage for the rest of the season.
Celtic and Bournemouth had been each eager on snapping up the defender this month, with the Cherries even ready to pay greater than Liverpool.
But as soon as Davies knew the Premier League champions had been eager on him his coronary heart was set.
The deal comprises a 20 per cent sell-on clause that might see Preston earn a lower of any future Liverpool business relating to Davies.
The centre-back will probably be unveiled this Monday… however what shirt number will he be handed?
Most not too long ago worn by Nathaniel Clyne, the number two is free following the right-back’s transfer to Crystal Palace.
Other numbers out there to Davies are: 16, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 34.
Liverpool have been linked with a second centre-back this January, and if an settlement might be reached in time then this may increasingly have an effect on Davies being handed the number two.
Currently at Preston, the centre-back sports activities the number six shirt, however that is unavailable at Liverpool as it’s worn by Thiago Alcantara.
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