It was good news and bad news on Saturday for Liverpool fans as Victor Valdes moved a step closer to clinching his move to Anfield - but Daniel Sturridge faces up to another month out injured.
The Liverpool star has already missed four weeks following a thigh problem picked up on international duty. And Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he faces another ‘two to four weeks’ out after picking up a calf strain in training.
But back to the good news, and the Daily Star reports that Victor Valdes’ agent Gines Carvajal is set to fly into Liverpool to discus the details on the former-Barcelona star’s move to Anfield.
In fact, Valdes is so keen on a move to Liverpool that he’s willing to take a pay cut on his old Barcelona salary to clinch a deal with the Reds.
Wages an issue?
Valdes was earning £90,000-a-week at Barcelona, which would be too pricey for Brendan Rodgers - he offloaded Spaniard Pepe Reina to Bayern Munich because Reina was on too big a wage at Anfield.
Valdes can move at any time as he’s a free agent following the expiration of his Barca deal but Liverpool want him to prove his fitness in a medical before completing the deal.
His agent is reportedly flying to Liverpool this week to thrash out the details of a preliminary agreement, which would be subject to Valdes passing the checks by the Liverpool medical staff.