Liverpool are reportedly the in pole position to sign Divock Origi from French side Lille, according to the Belgian forward's father Mike.
Earlier, it was reported that Origi had flown in to Liverpool to meet manager Brendan Rodgers, with the Merseyside club believed to have agreed on a £6 million fee (capable of rising to £9.5 million due to various add-ons) with the French club.
Although the 19-year-old, who was pretty impressive in the 2014 World Cup as Belgium reached the final eight of the competition, reportedly asked for some time to decide on his future, his father Mike now says that Origi may be heading to Liverpool.
"The deal isn't done yet. Liverpool is still the most concrete option. There's another team showing interest. We want to take a decision soon," Mike, who is believed to have accompanied his son to Liverpool, told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.
"On Monday, Divock is expected back at Lille for their first training session. We would like to have everything wrapped before that day."
Meanwhile, Loic Remy is currently undergoing a Liverpool medical in USA, having joined the Reds in Boston as he looks to complete his £8.5 million switch from Queens Park Rangers.
The 27-year-old striker, who is being considered as a replacement for the departed Luis Suarez, could make his debut for the Reds during their preseason friendly clash against Greek side Olympiakos on Sunday, if all goes according to plan.
Although Remy was impressive during his loan spell at Newcastle United last season, netting 14 goals in 26 Premier League appearances, QPR are reportedly happy to sell the 27-year-old striker to Liverpool, who activated the £8.5 million release clause in the Frenchan's contract, as they are unable to meet his wage demands.
Despite the Merseyside club being quite close to signing the former Marseille striker, Rodgers refused to speak about the transfer, saying: "I will only comment about a player once he's agreed to join and has signed."
Liverpool have been heavily involved in the transfer market this summer, with the Reds already completing deals for Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana (both Southampton), Emre Can (Bayer Leverkusen) and Lazar Markovic (Benfica), with the transfers of Remy (Newcastle), Origi (Lille) and Dejan Lovren (Southampton) also on the cards.