Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich made an eleventh-hour attempt to sign defender Sepp van den Berg during his medical at Liverpool.
The Bavarians are looking for another defensive reinforcement following Mats Hummels move to Borussia Dortmund earlier this summer, having already tied up deals for Atlético Madrid star Lucas Hernandez as well as Benjamin Pavard from relegated Stuttgart.
The 17-year-old will move to Merseyside this summer in a deal expected to cost in the region of €2m, leaving hometown club PEC Zwolle with just 22 senior appearances under his belt.
Van den Berg will join his international teammate Ki-Jana Hoever at Liverpool, with both players expected to be floating between the academy system and senior squad next season.
Elsewhere at Liverpool, Potuguese starlet Rafael Camacho is edging ever closer to a move back to his former club Sporting CP in Lisbon.
The 19-year-old has been one of Liverpool's standout players at youth level for some time but so far has only been able to rack up two senior appearances at the club.
While returning to Sporting won't offer Camacho the same level of facilities, teammates - most of their best quit after an incident at their training ground last summer - or even opponents, the teenager will be given first-team opportunities at the José Alvalade Stadium.
Wolves had also been linked with Camacho before he appeared to settle on returning to Lisbon, as well as a handful of clubs in Germany's top flight.