Liverpool are eying a move for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko.
Reports suggest French heavyweights Monaco are also keen on the midfield ace.
Sissoko moved to St James' Park in January 2013 for around £1.8m.
He has starred in the centre of the park for the Magpies during his time in the north east, catching the eye of big-spending Monaco and Brendan Rodgers' Reds.
French newspaper L'Equipe suggests Monaco are ready to make a bid for Sissoko as they look to bolster their squad ahead of a return to the Champions League.
They also report that Liverpool hold a strong interest in the player, and may make a move as they themselves look to add strength and quality to their ranks as Rodgers prepares for a return to Europe.
Sissoko's agent suggested earlier this summer that a move away from the Toon was on the cards this summer.
"We're only a year-and-a-half into his Newcastle contract, but open to all propositions for Moussa," he said.
The 24-year-old has made 47 Premier League starts for the club, and has scored six goals.