Liverpool have agreed a fee with Fiorentina for the sale of defender Emiliano Insua and the player is travelling to Italy to discuss personal terms.
The Argentinian had a difficult season as injury to Fabio Aurelio meant he was first-choice left-back for most of the campaign and that eventually took its toll on his performances.
Insua today left the club’s training camp in Switzerland to have talks with the Serie A outfit.
His imminent departure, combined with Aurelio being released after his contract expired, means manager Roy Hodgson’s priority is finding a new left-back as soon as possible.
"We have agreed a fee for the sale of Emiliano Insua to Fiorentina and given them permission to speak with the player,'' said a club spokesman.
“Emiliano has now left our Swiss training camp and we’ll make further comment when appropriate.”
Insua arrived at Anfield in January 2007 from Boca Juniors and played 62 matches for the Reds.