Liverpool are trying to loan Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo before the transfer window closes.
There is still work to be done to finalize the deal but the signing of the 26-year-old Brazil international would ease the club’s midfield injury woes.
Arthur made 31 appearances for Juventus last season but has not played for them this season.
He joined the Italian club from Barcelona in 2020.
The transfer window closes on Thursday 1 September at 23:00 BST.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson escaped with a hamstring problem in Wednesday’s win against Newcastle United.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp says the 32-year-old will “definitely not be available” for Saturday’s Merseyside derby against Everton.
Henderson joins Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the list of Liverpool midfielders injured.