Liverpool have invited Norway central defender Vegard Forren for a week's trial with a view to a permanent move.
The Premier League club has not yet agreed a fee for the 24-year-old Molde centre-back and, despite reports to the contrary, no medical has been arranged.
Forren travelled to Merseyside on Monday and will begin his trial at the Melwood training ground on Tuesday.
Interest from Southampton and Reading could yet complicate the situation, with Molde looking for about £4m.
Everton managed David Moyes had scouted Forren on a number of occasions but his interest has since cooled.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that a deal can be agreed if Forren impresses.
Any move is likely to pave the way for Sebastian Coates to leave Anfield on loan.