Liverpool are keeping tabs on wantaway Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, according to reports in France.
Sissoko revealed earlier this month that he will leave the Championship side this summer and that a move to Arsenal would be “a dream”.
However, Arsenal are not interested in the France international having already completed the signing of holding midfielder Granit Xhaka.
According to L’Equipe, Liverpool are now firm favourites to land Sissoko and will step up their chase after Euro 2016.
Newcastle have already rejected a £9m offer from Hamburg for the 26-year-old, with Rafael Benitez keen to keep hold of his best players as he bids to secure an immediate return to the Championship.
But Sissoko is determined to leave Tyneside before the start of the new season and it is thought a bid of around £12m will be enough to persuade Newcastle to sell.