Liverpool have agreed a £6.5m deal for Aberdeen right-back Calvin Ramsay.
The 18-year-old, who broke into the Dons’ first-team last season and made 33 appearances, will cost £4m up front with the remainder to be paid in appearance-related add-ons, the PA news agency understands.
That £4m fee tops the previous best the Scottish Premiership side received for Scott McKenna when he moved to Nottingham Forest for £3m in September 2020.
Ramsay’s performances last season earned him the Scottish Football Writers’ Young Player of the Year award.
Following the signings of Darwin Nunez, for a possible club-record transfer fee of £85m, and 19-year-old Fabio Carvalho from Fulham, Ramsay is expected to be the last player recruited this summer.
He is likely to travel to Merseyside for a medical later this week.
Manager Jurgen Klopp is understood to be a fan of England and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, but with the German club already selling a major player in Erling Haaland to Manchester City, he will not sanction another departure.
However, with midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita entering the final 12 months of their current contracts, there may be a requirement to strengthen next summer.