Manchester City have agreed a £30m deal for Al-Ahli to sign Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez.
The 32-year-old has been given permission not to travel on City’s pre-season trip to Japan and South Korea.
City paid £60m for Mahrez in 2018 and he scored 15 goals from 47 games last season as the Blues won the Treble.
Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle worth £12m plus add-ons to sell captain Jordan Henderson to Saudi Arabian club Al-Ettifaq.
The agreement for Henderson who had years left on his contract at Anfield follows Liverpool receiving a £40m offer from Al-Ittihad for fellow midfielder Fabinho last Friday.