Sochaux starlet Ryad Boudebouz claims Liverpool have expressed an interest in acquiring his services.
The 21-year-old playmaker is under contract with his French employers until 2013, but has hinted that he could be on the move this summer.
He insists he has no desire to force through a switch elsewhere, but admits he is willing to consider any offers.
That has opened the door for Liverpool to make an approach, with tentative discussions regarding a possible move to Anfield already underway.
"The Liverpool interest is solid," Algeria international Boudebouz told L'Est Republicain.
"There has been contact but we have to take our time, meet the chairman and remain calm.
"I want to sit down and discuss things when we return for pre-season training.
"If there is an important offer, we will not be able to turn it down.
"I don't wish to leave Sochaux but if there is an offer on the table, I will think about it."