Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is currently undergoing a medical at fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace.
The 26-year-old spent last season on loan with the Reds but missed the second half of the campaign through a thigh injury.
Steve Cooper’s side have been interested in re-signing the shot-stopper, but United have been playing hardball with the Reds, making a deal unlikely.
Henderson is now set to join Roy Hodgson’s side permanently, ending the Reds’ pursuit of the one-time England international.
The end of the Dean Henderson saga
Months of speculation have passed, but Henderson looks to be finally leaving Old Trafford but not for the City Ground.
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The injury to Tom Heaton in training has seen him become United’s No. 2 behind new signing Andre Onana, but the former Reds loanee looks set to leave with United in talks to sign a new backup ‘keeper.
Erik Ten Hag’s side wanted £30 million for Henderson, with Cooper’s side only wanting to pay a maximum of £20 million.
Offers were exchanged back and forth for the shot-stopper, including a loan with an option to buy, but no offer was accepted for Henderson.
It is expected that the club will still target another shot-stopper, but should Matt Turner take his opportunity with both hands, another addition in that department may only be seen as a backup.