Liverpool are confident closing a deal for Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson.

The Sun says Henderson's deal could happen this weekend.

The Reds have increased their original £12m offer to £15m, which is a lot closer to Sunderland's £18m valuation.

Henderson, 20, is currently on duty with the England Under-21s and is keen for a deal to be sewn up before they head out to Denmark for the European Championships next week.

There is a convenient window for business to be done with Stuart Pearce's side playing a friendly against Norway in Southampton on Sunday before they fly out three days later.

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