Liverpool are trying to hijack Manchester City's move for Montenegro star Stefan Savic, skysports.com understands.
However, the Reds' late efforts look set to be in vain as the 20-year-old is believed to be fully focused on completing a move to Eastlands.
Savic arrived in England on Monday evening ahead of a planned medical with City, whilst talks over a potential £6million deal continued.
Skysports.com understands Liverpool have made moves to try and prise him away from City's grasp.
But the Partizan Belgrade defender is believed to have his heart set on a move to City and will seemingly not let any rival interest deter him.
The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the best young defenders in Europe, so it is little surprise Liverpool have shown an interest.