Liverpool striker target Gervinho is poised to leave Lille in the summer.
The Ivorian international striker has been linked with a number of Barclays Premier League clubs in recent months amidst speculation about his future, with Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish thought to be one of the interested parties.
Compared to compatriot Didier Drogba, the 23-year-old has been linked with both Arsenal and Newcastle in the past, and the Toon are thought to be the biggest challengers to the Reds in the race to sign the player.
IM Scouting claimed late in December that Liverpool tabled an official offer for the player, and now reports in France state that Les Dogues has agreed to sell the player in the summer.
TalkSPORT claim that the French outfit will be 'willing to do business' for a fee in the region of £10 million, making Gervinho an affordable option for Liverpool should they wish to sign another striker.
New owners NESV have already shown that they are willing to financially back Dalglish, who spent over £55 million on strikers in the January transfer window at Liverpool.
The Anfield legend has hinted that more signings could follow in the summer, and it's thought that the manager is keen to strengthen further in a number of other areas at Liverpool, including up-front.
Newcastle are also desperate for striker additions, and added Shefki Kuqi to their ranks earlier today on a free transfer.
Both clubs are tipped to go head-to-head for the player at the end of the season, but Liverpool are thought to be the slight favourites.