Advanced talks have opened up between the clubs on a move that will also include a right to buy. The 25-year-old travelled to Crystal Palace for Monday night’s Premier League game, but an agreement is expected to be concluded within 24 hours.
This will see Belgium’s Simon Mignolet remain as No2 to Brazil shot stopper Alisson.
Karius made a pair of wretched mistakes in May’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid. Manager Jurgen Klopp put that display down to a concussion.
But these errors continued in pre-season, expediting the then world-record pursuit of Alisson from Roma.
Former Real Madrid forward Jese is set to return to La Liga with promoted SD Huesca, according to reports.
Jese, 25, has flattered to deceive since being snapped up by Paris Saint-Germain for €25 million in August 2016. Underwhelming loan stints have already been experienced at Las Palmas and Stoke City – with a third one now planned at the top flight new boys.
La Jornada stated that the Spain youth international has arrived in Huesca to seal the move.
Jese scored 13 times in 63 La Liga matches after he joined Los Blancos in 2007.
The Croatian World Cup star is pivotal to the Blaugrana engine room but given the arrivals of Arturo Vidal and Arthur, there is no guarantee that he will get consistent game time this season.
Although the La Liga champions will be reluctant to allow the player to leave, the French giants could launch an offer they can’t turn down.
Rakitic, who joined Barcelona from Sevilla in 2014, has three years to run on his contract at the Camp Nou.