Espanyol midfielder Albert Riera has flown to England for a medical before finally sealing a move to Liverpool.

Terms of the deal have been agreed between the clubs and 26-year-old midfielder must only prove his fitness for the move to Anfield to go ahead.

The fee involved is thought to be around £8million, with Riera set to return to the Barclays Premier League having previously had an unremarkable loan spell with Manchester City in the 2005-06 season.