Liverpool are leading the race to sign French midfielder Houssem Aouar in the summer transfer window.
The 23-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal last summer, but they couldn’t agree a deal.
He has produced a string of impressive displays for Lyon in recent years, and a move away from the French club looks likely.
Lyon have placed a £30 million price tag on their star player, and he would be a cracking signing for the Reds.
Bolstering the midfield is a priority for Jurgen Klopp following Georginio Wijnaldum’s departure to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.
Liverpool have been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez, but Auoar represents a cheaper alternative.
The technically gifted midfielder bagged seven goals and three assists in 30 Ligue 1 outings for Lyon last season.
Aouar has the potential to reach world-class levels and would add immense quality to Liverpool’s squad.
Tottenham are also looking to bolster their midfield ranks this summer.
Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko have been transfer-listed, and Spurs may also make a swift approach to sign the French midfielder.