Liverpool are looking to beat competition from the Premier League and across Europe for Lyon wonderkid Mathis Rayan Cherki.
Despite only turning 16 in August, Cherki - who is capped for France at youth level but is also eligible for Algeria - has already his made Ligue 1 and Champions League debuts for Lyon, after rocketing through the club's youth system.
A young attacker, who can play anywhere across the front line, Cherki made his first-team debut in October in a 0-0 draw with Dijon and came off the bench in last week's Champions League defeat to Zenit St Petersburg.
Liverpool, who have put a recruitment emphasis on finding the next generation of talent, are hopeful of a move for the potential superstar but face competition from Manchester United, while Manchester City and Real Madrid are also contenders.
Although Cherki signed a contract in the summer that ties him to Lyon until 2022, 90min understands that
In addition to United, City and Real Madrid, the likes of Barcelona
Last year, Cherki became the youngest player to score in the UEFA Youth League at the age of just 15 years and 33 days in a 4-1 win over Manchester City, while