Ex-Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes will sign for Liverpool in October as long as a scheduled medical does not throw up any red flags.
According to Spanish newspaper AS, the Spain international has been in talks with Brendan Rodgers and the Reds since last season, after his proposed move to Monaco collapsed following his knee injury.
It was always Valdes's intention to leave Barcelona this summer, but the injury complicated his search for a new club.
The Ligue 1 giants pulled the plug on the deal, as they wanted someone in to start from the beginning of the season. But Liverpool, with Simon Mignolet established as the club's current number one for now, are in no rush.
The Reds called up the goalkeeper's agent, Gines Carvajal, after discovering the news regarding Monaco and Valdes signalled his interest in joining the Premier League club over the summer. He may still seek compensation from Monaco over the failed move, but in the mean time is looking for a new club.
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A source close to the player told AS: "Victor loves Liverpool and what the club represents. And he loves Brendan Rodgers."
He should be fully fit and recovered from the torn ligament before October, with the potential to sign a season-long contract with Liverpool reportedly under discussion.
Providing Valdes proves his fitness, Liverpool want to sign him for a longer period of time as doubts remain over Mignolet's suitability under Rodgers.
The Liverpool boss wants a keeper comfortable tactically and technically with playing the ball out from the back. Valdes is one of the best in the world in this type of system, having played for Barcelona under Pep Guardiola.
While Mignolet is one of the best shot-stoppers in the Premier League, he has looked uncomfortable on a number of occasions when asked to find the right pass under pressure at the back.
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