Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers hopes to make Emre Can his second summer signing.
The Daily Mail website says Liverpool are closing in on a £12 million deal for the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder, who has been impressive for the German side this season.
The 20-year-old moved to Leverkusen, formerly managed by ex-Liverpool captain Sami Hyypia, last season from Bayern Munich for just £4.5 million.
And such has been his progress that Bayern Munich and a whole number of top clubs are lining up a move.
However, it is Liverpool are close to a deal as all they have to agree on is the players wages