Blackpool captain Charlie Adam is reportedly hoping to join Liverpool before the transfer window closes.
According to The Mirror, the Scotland midfielder is desperate to make the switch to Merseyside but faces a 'bitter fight' with his current employers to secure his exit this month.
It was revealed on Friday that Liverpool had formalised their speculated interest in the 25-year-old, but their initial offer was not enough to tempt the Tangerines into parting with their prized asset.
"We received a verbal bid of £4 million [from Liverpool] for Charlie on Friday, but it doesn't change the situation," chairman Karl Oyston told BBC Radio Lancashire.
"He's still a player who is under contract with Blackpool and Liverpool's offer only matches previous offers we have recently turned down from Aston Villa."
Reports today suggest that Blackpool would be willing to accept around £7 million from Liverpool, but the Anfield club are not prepared to bid more than £5 million for his services.
Although the acquisition of the former Rangers man would not represent the marquee signing many Liverpool fans crave before transfer deadline day, he would provide the Reds with some added invention.
Interim Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is keen to allow his midfielders to play with freedom - as demonstrated during the 3-0 defeat of Wolves on Saturday - and Adam is likely to relish the potential role at Anfield.