Fabinho will undergo his medical with Al-Ittihad soon.

Fabrizio Romano has reported that the Brazilian is ‘on the verge’ of his Liverpool exit and will be scheduled for medical tests if all goes to plan.

Fabinho’s move to Al-Ittihad has been in the works in recent weeks and he looked set to have departed Anfield alongside Jordan Henderson, however delays to the deal meant he returned to Merseyside for training this week.

After journalist David Ornstein claimed that midfielder exit would be confirmed this week, the deal now looks very close to completion after Fabinho agreed a three-year deal with Al-Ittihad.

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Romano has claimed that Liverpool are ‘still cautious’ as documents have to be checked, but all parties are confident they can get the deal across the line this weekend.

Fabinho’s £40 million move to Saudi Arabia is likely to join hands with the potential arrival of Romeo Lavia, who the Reds are currently thrashing out a move for.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have had an initial bid rejected by Southampton but are expected to go in with an improved offer, with the Saints holding out for their £50m valuation of the 19-year-old.

Liverpool will go even if Fabinho seals move to Al-Ittihad

Liverpool paid an initial fee of £39 million when they signed Fabinho from Monaco five years ago and it appears that they will now sell him for a similar amount.

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The Brazilian has been sensational during his time on Merseyside and has been pivotal in their success under Klopp, however the last season suggested he is past his peak as he approaches his 30th birthday in October.

While he does have three years remaining on his contract, Liverpool have got themselves a brilliant deal if Al-Ittihad are to fork out £40m for Fabinho.

The Brazil international’s exit will fund a large chunk of the Lavia deal, while the Belgian could well prove to be an absolute steal if he can reach his potential.

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