Aston Villa accept £20m Liverpool bid for Downing

The Reds have previously had £12.5million and £15million bids for the winger rejected by Villa.

Arsenal were also keen on the winger, but Downing is keen on a move to Liverpool.

The 26-year-old is now set to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms with the Reds.

A statement released on the Reds’ official website read: “Liverpool FC tonight announced they had agreed a fee with Aston Villa for the transfer of Stewart Downing.

“Liverpool have now been granted permission to discuss personal terms with the player and arrange a medical.”