Aston Villa look set to pay a £400,000 compromise sign Milan Baros.
The club is reportedlyprepared to offer £6.4 million to Liverpool who had valued the Czech Republic striker at £7m.
Villa insist they have not agreed personal terms with the player, having not been given official permission to talk to him.
Right-back Mark Delaney, meanwhile, is out of tomorrow's season opener against Bolton Wanderers at Villa Park. His knee injury has also forced him out of Wales' friendly against Slovenia at Swansea next week.
But fellow defender Martin Laursen is fit to start against Bolton having recovered from an aggravated knee injury.