Heavily coveted Ligue 1 midfielder Sylvain Marveaux has reached a pre-contract agreement to sign for Liverpool according to skysports.com.
The Rennes wing wizard has been linked with a host of different clubs, all said to be interested in the bargain buy who can move for free under the Bosman ruling in the summer.
Marveaux has been a long-term target for Liverpool, and Reds boss Kenny Dalglish looks to have beaten rivals for his signature.
The 24-year-old has made over 100 league appearances for Rennes after graduating from the youth team in 2006, and was capped 11 times at Under 21 level for Les Bleus.
He is widely regarded as a star of the future and Liverpool Director of Football Damien Comolli has been busy trying to engineer a deal that will see him move to Anfield in June.
The Reds are keen to bolster their options in wide areas, and Marveaux is seen as a perfect acquisition who will help provide ammunition for new strikeforce Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez.
The versatile midfielder can play on either flank, and with Dalglish known to be in the market for a winger it's no surprise that the link has grown stronger between Liverpool and the player.
Marveaux is expected to be the first of many arrivals at Anfield this summer, with Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group ready to flex their muscles in the transfer market once again.
But despite their recent financial injection, the free transfer of Marveaux has the potential to be the best bit of Liverpool business altogether.
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