Schalke 04 have agreed personal terms with Liverpool's Czech international striker Milan Baros.
Baros scored nine league goals last season
The Czech forward Baros, 23, had appeared keen to stay at Liverpool, but boss Rafael Benitez has not played him in the Champions League qualifiers.
"We've agreed things with Baros and his agent," Schalke coach Ralf Rangnick told German sports agency SID.
"He wants to come to us. We'll make a move towards agreeing a transfer with Liverpool next week," added Rangnick.
A transfer fee could yet prove a stumbling block in the transfer with Liverpool holding out for £7m for the Czech striker.
On Friday Schalke had suggested they had ended their interest in Baros because he would cost too much money.
"We have time and don't need to acceed to Liverpool's demands straight away," Rangnick said on Saturday.
Aston Villa have been tracking the striker who has also been linked with moves to Lyon, Valencia and West Ham.
Peter Crouch's £7m arrival from Southampton pushed Baros down the pecking order, with Fernando Morientes, Djibril Cisse and Antony Le Tallec his other rivals for a first-team place.
Last season Baros, who cost Liverpool £3.5m, managed to score just nine Premiership goals.