Crisis-hit Liverpool are to be sold to the owners of the Boston Red Sox baseball team.
But the takeover by the New England Sports Ventures is subject to the resolution of a legal dispute with US owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
The Premier League will also have to approve the latest American buyout.
Earlier Hicks and Gillett tried to sack managing director Christian Purslow and commercial director Ian Ayre in a last-ditch bid to keep control of the club.
Liverpool revealed on Tuesday that they had received two new bids to buy the debt-ridden club with those approaches later described as "excellent financial offers".
One bid was from Asia with the other coming from US sports group New England Sports Ventures.
However, in an attempt to block any sale and regain control of the club, Hicks and Gillett tried to sack Purslow and Ayre and replace them with Hicks's son, Mack Hicks, and Lori Kay McCutcheon, a vice president at Hicks Holdings.
The US pair later released a statement saying the bids "dramatically undervalue the club" and are understood to have argued that the directors were not acting in the best interests of Liverpool FC.
But the three English members of Liverpool's board have agreed to sell to New England Sports Ventures and are now consulting lawyers over whether they can resist the owners' attempts to replace them and force through a sale.
"I am delighted that we have been able to successfully conclude the sale process which has been thorough and extensive," said Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton.
"The Board decided to accept NESV's proposal on the basis that it best met the criteria we set out originally for a suitable new owner. NESV's philosophy is all about winning and they have fully demonstrated that at Red Sox.
"We've met them in Boston, London and Liverpool over several weeks and I am immensely impressed with what they have achieved and with their vision for Liverpool Football Club.
"By removing the burden of acquisition debt, this offer allows us to focus on investment in the team. I am only disappointed that the owners have tried everything to prevent the deal from happening and that we need to go through legal proceedings in order to complete the sale."
New England Sports Ventures currently owns a portfolio of companies including the Boston Red Sox, New England Sports Network, Fenway Sports Group and Rousch Fenway Racing.
They are thought to be offering about £300m for the club, enough to pay back the £240m of loans and £40m of fees owed to Royal Bank of Scotland, which must be settled at the end of next week.
However, this valuation falls well short of the £600m that Hicks and Gillett are thought to want for the club, hence their opposition.
Liverpool were put up for sale by Hicks and Gillett in April with debts of £351.4m.
They initially sought an asking price of about £800m, a figure they subsequently dropped to £600m.
In August, there were abortive bids from Hong Kong businessman Kenny Huang while a consortium fronted by Syrian businessman Yahya Kirdi also expressed an interest.
The owners paid £174.1m to buy the club in 2007, while also agreeing to take on the club's debt of £44.8m.
Many fans have become increasingly outraged at the pair's ownership of the club, which is said to be currently £237.4m in debt, and their failure to carry through promises to build a new stadium.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has set a deadline of 15 October for that debt to be repaid or a penalty fee of £60m will be due.
The bank has the option of extending the deadline once again, or calling it in, taking control and then selling the club to the highest bidder.
More to follow.