Anfield prepares to welcome what could be the first of many new signings at the club.
Liverpool have agreed a pre-contract agreement to sign Rennes winger Sylvain Marveaux.
Sky Sports reports the Reds have beaten off competition from a number of European clubs to land the French U21 international.
The 24-year-old is a long-term target for Liverpool and director of football Damien Comolli.
And they look to have finally got their man, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
The Reds have also been linked with moves for Aston Villa’s Ashley Young and Sevilla’s Jesus Navas.
Rennes know they will lose the player that has helped the Ligue 1 side to third and on the brink of Champions League qualification.
The winger has one goal and two assists from 10 games in the French league so far.
Manager Kenny Dalglish is known to be looking for wingers to provide the ammunition for their new strike-force of Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez.