Leicester City are closing in on the £17m capture of FC Copenhagen defender Victor Kristiansen.
Kristiansen is a Denmark Under-21 international, who made 15 league appearances before the World Cup break.
Several long-term injuries, including left-back James Justin, have been a problem for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Rodgers says he expects to be active for the rest of January after a torrid post-World Cup spell that resulted in four successive defeats.
Leicester are 15th in the Premier League table, two points above the relegation zone.
Asked about Kristiansen – who mainly operates at left-back – at Thursday’s press conference, Rodgers said: “If and when the club confirms the signing, then I will talk about the player.
“We were unlucky to lose two full-backs with Achilles issues, so that left us with just two.
“It leaves you with players who have to play almost every game.”