Liverpool set to sign Deportivo La Coruna right-back

A Deportivo spokesman said: “There is a verbal agreement between Deportivo and Liverpool for the permanent transfer of Arbeloa to Liverpool.”

Liverpool will pay about £2.6m for the 24-year-old, according to reports.

It is believed that Liverpool are set to pay about £2.6m for the 24-year-old.

Arbeloa was reported to have told the Spanish press: “I’m as surprised as everyone.

“It looks like a good move for me and Depor especially as they are going to get double what they paid for me.”

Depor coach Joaquin Caparros added: “It’s a good option for the club and I’m sure they’ll sell him for more than they bought him for five months ago.”