Rennes midfielder Sylvain Marveaux claims he is 'very close' to agreeing a deal to join Liverpool next season.
Marveaux is out of contract in the summer and has been heavily linked with a free transfer switch to Liverpool in recent months.
Reports claimed the 24-year-old had been a guest of the club for the home game against Wolves earlier in the season and he has also attracted interest from Newcastle United.
It now appears Liverpool are close to tying up a deal to add the former France Under 21 international to their squad for the 2011/12 campaign.
"I am very close to reaching agreement with Liverpool about joining them next season," Marveaux is quoted in The People.
Marveaux has spent his entire career with Rennes and the Ligue 1 title hopefuls are resigned to his departure in the summer.
The left-sided midfielder is currently recovering from a groin operation he underwent last month and is not expected to play again this term.