Liverpool reportedly agree deal with 26-year-old Porto man.
Consequently, manager Jurgen Klopp has been forced to explore other avenues, leading him to the 26-year-old Algerian ace.
Now, A Bola reports that Klopp is "very close" to tying up a deal for the midfielder, whose buyout clause is in the region of £45 million, as suggested by the Portuguese outlet.
Should the transfer materialise, it would make him Liverpool's most expensive ever signing, eclipsing Andy Carroll at £35 million in 2011.
Brahimi has netted 10 goals and set up another 11 for the Portuguese giants this season.
Even if it happens, Klopp still might want to add a playmaker to his ranks, even though Brahimi's prospective arrival may allow somebody else at Liverpool to take up the number 10 role.
He is contracted to Porto until 2019.