A-League goalkeeper Alex Paulsen for the Wellington Phoenix has reportedly agreed to a deal that will see him make the move to the English Premier League.

In what will see the Wellington Phoenix earn a club-record transfer fee, Paulsen, 21, is one of the best young talents in the A-League competition.

After fielding interest from Liverpool and Chelsea, The NZ Herald reports that he has agreed to a deal with English Premier League club AFC Bournemouth.

The publication understands that the negotiations came to a close in the last few days, with Paulsen also having advanced discussions with an unknown Premier League club.

Although he did not make a single league appearance in the 2022-23 A-League season, he is coming off a breakout season for the Phoenix in which he recorded 12 clean sheets and only conceded 26 goals throughout the regular season - the fewest by any club in the season.

He also recently played for the A-League Men's PFA Team of the Year against Newcastle United in May in Melbourne and represented New Zealand at the 2020 Toyko Olympics.