Liverpool will be on alert as long term target Jeremy Menez's contract extension with PSG continues to be ignored by the club’s hierarchy. The owners of PSG have recently come out and said they have intentions to keep the player but as yet talks haven’t even started.
Le10 Sport have reported that the French international's contract with the French champions runs out in July 2014 and his representatives have still not been approached by the club to extend his current deal beyond this. In January, Menez will be able to speak to clubs regarding a pre-contract agreement with the possibility that Liverpool could land the winger on a free next summer or at a reduced fee in the winter transfer window. It has been revealed that meetings to discuss his contract haven’t even been set by PSG.
The Daily Star reported in March that Liverpool were lining up a £6m bid for Menez as the player was becoming unsettled in the French capital due to the arrival of Ezequiel Lavezzi and Lucas Moura, Edinson Cavani has also joined this year Their signings have resulted in Menez having less opportunities in the PSG first team. Rodgers will be keen to pick up a player who can play either on the wing or as a forward.
Liverpool have already raided the French club in the in the last few weeks by signing French international defender Mamadou Sakho. The player arrived in Liverpool towards the end of the transfer window after he was experiencing the same issues as his teammate Menez. Due to the influx of players coming into the club Sakho refused to extend his contract which also ran out July 2014. The player was concerned about making the France squad for next year’s World Cup and therefore decided to jump ship and find a new club.