Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster is set to sign for Sheffield United in a record-breaking deal with the club worth £ 23.5million.
The package for the England Under-21 international includes a buyout option for three years and the Reds will receive 15% of all selling costs.
Brewster, 20, helped England win the Under-17 World Cup in 2017 and scored 11 goals in 22 appearances while on loan at Swansea City last season.
The Blades have yet to score in three Premier League games this season.
Several top English clubs – including Aston Villa, Brighton, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Fulham and Newcastle United – had inquired about signing a loan from Brewster.
He won the Golden Boot with eight goals at the Under-17 World Cup, playing for an England side alongside Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden and Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho .
“I cannot confirm that everything has been done but we have been in negotiations with Liverpool for a while and discussions between the player and the club are still ongoing,” Blades boss Chris Wilder said on Friday.
“There is nothing to announce at the moment but we are on the right track.
“It’s an area we need to improve and it’s not disrespecting the forwards that we already have here. We need competition in the group. “
Brewster recovered after sustaining a serious ankle injury in January 2018, which ruled him out for the remainder of the season.
The forward has made four appearances for Liverpool, three in the 2019-2020 Cup and once as a substitute in the penalty shoot-out loss to Arsenal in this season’s Community Shield.
Sheffield United’s previous record signing was the £ 22million they paid Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge on the Belgian side of Genk in January.
Blades forward Lys Mousset is injured as Oli Burke has yet to break away since arriving in a trade with Callum Robinson, who has scored twice for this new West Brom side. this season.
David McGoldrick is considered a liaison player and only scored twice in the Premier League last season.
Wilder’s side, who are 19th in the Premier League, have a series of tough fixtures ahead. They travel to Arsenal on Sunday ahead of a trip to champions Liverpool on October 24 and then host Manchester City a week later.