Charlie Adam has told Blackpool that Liverpool is the club he wants to join and another Scotland international could hold the key to the deal.
Seasiders skipper Adam has held talks with chairman Karl Oyston this week and The Gazette understands the 25-year-old expressed the wish to move to Anfield.
Pool are thought to be holding out for around £8m plus three players on a season-long loan.
And it could certainly speed up the deal if they could convince the Merseyside club to include defender Danny Wilson in the package.
Sources close to Liverpool suggest that Kenny Dalglish is prepared to loan out the centre-half or left-back for the coming season and that he could seal the Adam deal.
Nineteen-year-old Wilson has also been linked with a return to Rangers, from where he signed from Liverpool last summer in a move that could eventually be worth £5m.
Despite the fee, Wilson made only eight appearances for the Reds last season, including games in Europa League and Carling Cup. He broke into the senior Scotland side last season, winning his third cap as a team-mate of Adam in the friendly against Brazil in March.
Wilson's fellow Liverpool defender Stephen Darby is another strongly linked with a loan move to the Seasiders as Kenny Dalglish's club step up their quest to bring in Adam alongside midfield recruit Jordan Henderson.