LIVERPOOL are set to complete the signing of striker Fabio Borini after agreeing an £11million deal with Roma.
The Reds have been given the green light to discuss personal terms with the 21-year-old Italy international who will then undergo a medical.
The transfer should be completed in the next 48 hours and Borini will become manager Brendan Rodgers' first signing.
An agreement between the clubs was reached following lengthy negotiations after Borini made it clear he wanted to be reunited with the Northern Irishman.
Rodgers knows exactly what he's getting having worked with the highly-rated youngster at Chelsea and then signed him on loan at Swansea City towards the end of the 2010/11 season.
Borini joined Parma after his Chelsea contract expired last summer but was swiftly loaned out to Roma.
He made a big impression at the Stadio Olimpico, scoring 10 goals in 26 games in all competitions, and earned a place in the Italy squad at Euro 2012.
Roma bought half of his rights back in January when they entered into a co-ownership agreement with Parma and then last month they bought the other 50%, taking their overall spending on him to around £7million.
Rodgers made boosting his firepower the priority having seen Dirk Kuyt move to Fenerbahce and Luis Suarez called up by Uruguay for the Olympics.
With Craig Bellamy and Andy Carroll facing uncertain futures, Borini is unlikely to be the only striker signed by the Reds during the transfer window.