Liverpool are closing in on young Argentinian midfielder Sebastian Eduardo Leto, according to the vice-president of his club Lanus.
Ruben Ferreti claims the 20-year-old Leto has attracted bids from River Plate and an unnamed Spanish club, but Liverpool are understood to be the only bidders willing to meet Lanus' £1.85 million asking price.
'There is interest from Liverpool, but nothing is concrete yet,' Ferreti said.
'We still have to go on discussing it.'
However, Ferreti added that he was optimistic a deal could be done.
'I have a good feeling about it,' he said. 'If a transfer is done, it will be done this week.'
Leto has played 34 matches for Lanus since breaking into the first team, scoring six goals.