Norwich City manager Paul Lambert has confirmed he has made a bid to sign Liverpool defender Daniel Ayala.
The Spaniard has been attracting the interest of several clubs and was wanted by Hull City after impressing on loan at the KC Stadium last season.
Hull had agreed an £850,000 fee for the 20-year-old, however, Tigers boss Nigel Pearson revealed on Thursday that the deal was 'dead in the water'.
Swansea City and Ipswich Town had also been linked with Ayala, but Norwich are now close to securing his signature.
Ayala faced the Canaries twice last season during loan spells at Hull and Derby, and he has made five appearances for Liverpool since arriving from Sevilla in 2007.
"There are things going on at the minute, but we will have to wait and see if it will transpire," Lambert told a news conference ahead of Saturday's Premier League opener at Wigan.
"It will be probably next week until something happens.
"We are more or less there and will just see how things go."