Skysports.com understands Blackburn Rovers are battling with local rivals Bolton Wanderers to sign David Ngog after he rejected a move to Leicester City.
Bolton have spent the past few weeks trying to agree a deal for Ngog, who has not featured in any of Liverpool's games so far this season.
Trotters boss Owen Coyle is keen to improve his attacking options and claimed last week that 'time will tell' whether he can land Ngog before the transfer window closes.
However, there has been late interest in the Frenchman, with ambitious Championship club Leicester making a move for the 22-year-old.
The former Paris St Germain youngster has turned down the chance to join Sven Goran Eriksson's side as he wants to remain in the Premier League.
Blackburn are now understood to have registered a late interest in signing Ngog as Steve Kean seeks to bring in another striker before Wednesday's deadline.
A move for Hoffenheim's Vedad Ibisevic has fallen through and Rovers are now battling it out with Bolton to secure a reported £4million deal for Ngog.
The forward has scored 19 goals in 94 appearances during his time at Anfield, but has been unable to secure a regular starting place.