Liverpool's recent decision to accept a £15 million bid from Premier League outfit Bournemouth came as a surprise to some, but it appears that the transfer saga has taken an interesting twist.
Indeed, the Liverpool Echo have reported that the Merseyside outfit have negotiated both buy-back and sell-on clauses in the deal that looks set to take Ibe to Bournemouth.
Ibe, 20, was tipped for big things after breaking into the Liverpool first-team, but he failed to truly hit top form under revered manager Jurgen Klopp.
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As the season progressed, Ibe fell out of favour and often had to watch on from the sidelines.
Ultimately, though, the England Under-21 international's talent is there for all to see and there's no reason why he won't go on to become a top player.
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Ibe on the move?
But it now appears to be unlikely that he will ply his trade on Merseyside for much longer.
That's because he's currently in negotiations with Eddie Howe and co. over a move to the Premier League club.
After failing to establish himself as a key man under Klopp, you certainly wouldn't blame him for moving to Bournemouth, where he would be sure to have a prominent role to play.
Perhaps, though, even if Ibe does decide to join the Cherries, he will return to Anfield for a second spell.
It's safe to say that Liverpool fans are pleased by the club's decision to insert a buy-back clause into the potential deal.
Here's how they have reacted on Twitter:
Not the only one
It's unlikely, of course, that Ibe will be the only Liverpool player to move on over the coming weeks and months.
Speculation is rife over the futures of the likes of Christian Benteke and Joe Allen, who both had their fair share of problems last term.
Benteke, who was brought to the club last summer by former manager Brendan Rodgers, struggled to fit into Klopp's system and now looks all but set to complete a move to Crystal Palace.
Allen, meanwhile, was in and out of the team throughout the course of the campaign and may well be hoping to secure regular football. Despite his heroic performances for Wales at Euro 2016, it's extremely unlikely that he's going to find that at Anfield.
Liverpool fans: what do you make of the Ibe deal? Have your say below!
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