Liverpool are reported to have made an improved offer for Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic.
Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport have said that the club have tabled a second bid of £12.9m.
The twenty-one year old midfielder has been linked with moves to both Anfield as well as Arsenal.
Reports recently claimed that both clubs have had bids of £7.5m rejected by the Serie A club for the Croatian international.
Brendan Rodgers is looking to replace outgoing captain Steven Gerrard with Kovacic, while Arsene Wenger is said to want reinforcements too.
Inter are said to be looking for closer to £18m for Kovacic.