Simao passes medical
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Simao Sabrosa has passed a medical as he closes on a move to Liverpool.Portugal international Simao Sabrosa has passed a medical as he closes on a move to Liverpool.
The Benfica winger is expected to join the European champions prior to Wednesday's transfer deadline in a deal worth é¼15 million (£10 million).
Simao is understood to have agreed personal terms with Liverpool, having been granted permission to leave Portugal's training camp to discuss his switch to Anfield.
The wide man's agent Jorge Baidek has confirmed to skysports.com that the talks are heading towards a positive conclusion.
"Now the operation is very advanced and we wait for a final solution in the next few hours," Baidek told skysports.com.
However, Benfica are thought to be trying to block Simao's move to The Premiership as they are loath to lose the right winger.
Benfica are reportedly trying to change the details of the deal in an attempt to thwart Liverpool's bid to sign the former Barcelona player.
There have been suggestions that Benfica want Djibril Cisse in part exchange but that appears to be an unlikely scenario.
Simao is expected back at the Portuguese training camp later in the day and will hope there is no last minute hitch.