Aurelien Tchouameni has provided an open-ended response to a question about his future with his contract only set to expire in two years.
Liverpool are looking to bolster their midfield ranks and are considering a move for the AS Monaco midfield powerhouse.
The 22-year-old is very highly rated and would ensure that Jurgen Klopp’s squad for the 2022/23 season is even stronger than it currently is.
Signing Tchouameni could have the same effect recruiting Luis Diaz did.
The Colombian arrived from Porto for a fee reportedly set at £37million, rising to £49million with performance-related add-ons.
His impact has been phenomenal.
Not only has he had a very tangible effect on results with his goals, assists and, perhaps more importantly, his terrifying 1v1 dribbling ability, but Diaz has also helped Klopp bring the best out of the rest of his attackers.
Sadio Mane has been particularly impressive since the deal to sign Diaz was announced.
He returned from AFCON as a freshly crowned African Champion and he has continued that rich vein of form in a Liverpool shirt.
With Thiago, Fabinho and Naby Keita shining in midfield for the Anfield outfit, adding someone of Aurelien Tchouameni’s calibre to the side could have a Diaz-esque effect but in central midfield.
Perhaps the most glaring weakness in Liverpool’s squad is the lack of depth in midfield. With reports claiming that talks have been held with his agents and AS Monaco have been notified of Liverpool’s interest, Tchouameni’s recent comments may be misleading.
Speaking to reporters, via the Mirror, the French star spoke of being under contract but refused to rule out a move to Liverpool or any of the clubs linked with a move to sign him.
AS Monaco reportedly placed an £83million (€98m) price tag on Tchouameni’s head which will require some significant negotiation to bring down.
He said: “I am contracted here until 2024 with the option until 2025. We’ll see what the future has in store for me.
“The transfer window is always a period where lots of things can happen.
“There is my personal case, but there are cases for lots of other players who are out of contract or who perhaps have desires elsewhere.”