Liverpool's hunt for a new manager could be over after it emerged that Roberto Martinez is set to announce his future plans on Tuesday.
Press Association Sport understands Wigan will hold a press conference this week in which Martinez is expected to announce whether or not he will stay at the club.
The 38-year-old met Liverpool's owners in Miami to discuss the vacancy and was not put off by the huge challenge that would face any new manager.
However, it is understood Martinez has not made up his mind completely whether to accept that challenge and has given himself until Tuesday to do so.
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan claimed the Spaniard had received an offer from Liverpool's principal owner John Henry after the meeting in Miami.
Doubts emerged over Whelan's interpretation of the situation, with the Reds refusing to comment amid the general belief no formal offer had been made.
Martinez's appointment would doubtless divide opinion among Liverpool supporters, some of whom may have been expecting a bigger name to be recruited to replace the sacked Kenny Dalglish.
Throughout the process, Whelan insisted it was not a foregone conclusion he would lose his manager to the club's North West rivals, claiming there were still some issues - mainly surrounding working under a technical director - to be overcome before Martinez would even be in a position to accept.
Liverpool, which has also been linked with former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas and Swansea City's Brendan Rodgers, is looking to finalize the technical director post, with which Dutchman Louis van Gaal has been linked.