Liverpool is set to make an 11th hour attempt to persuade former Chelsea star Ashley Cole to move to Anfield.
Roma are believed to be in the driving seat for the 33-year-old's signature and are closing in on a two-year deal for the left back as they are in advanced talks.
Though Roma are confident of ratifying a deal next week, reports suggest Liverpool will use their powers of persuasion to convince Cole to join them instead.
Cole was released by Chelsea at the end of last season and has had no shortage of offers with the likes of Monaco harboring an interest in him.
Cole has been holidaying recently after retiring from England duty with 107 caps but is yet to decide his next move.
Barcelona and AC Milan have also been keeping tabs on Cole, who believes he still has a lot to offer at the highest level.
Cole spent eight years at Stamford Bridge after joining them from Arsenal.