Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has said "a lot of things have got to go on" if they are to sign Liverpool youngster Sergi Canos.
The Championship side, along with Norwich City, have had a £2.5 million bid for the Spaniard accepted.
Canos, who impressed out on loan at Brentford last season, has been given permission to speak to both clubs and he must decide whether to see out the final year of his Liverpool contract or grasp the opportunity for regular first-team football in English football's second tier.
However, Johnson has spoken out about the difficulty in getting a deal for the former Barcelona trainee over the line.
He said in the Bristol Post: "It's a player we're interested in -- that's no secret. But a lot of things have got to go on to be able to get that one through."
Canos had been in talks with Liverpool over a new deal at Anfield but those talks quickly broke down due to his £10,000-a-week wage demands.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the Reds will insist on inserting a buy-back clause if the 19-year-old is to depart from Merseyside this summer.
The midfielder made his Liverpool first-team debut as a substitute away to West Bromwich Albion on the final game of the 2015-16 season.
He told the Liverpool Echo afterwards: "I enjoyed that a lot. It was the best 10 minutes of my life.
"When people say dreams come true, they are right. Today one of my dreams came true."