Liverpool are interested in signing midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, according to French outlet Le Progres.
The Lyon midfielder has emerged as one of Europe's most wanted stars after a terrific season for the Ligue 1 side.
Liverpool's reported interest is obviously a bit of a threat to Tottenham, but Mauricio Pochettino's side have the advantage, for two reasons.
Liverpool's attempts to persuade Ndombele, and their desire to pay up, are complicated by their signing of Fabinho earlier this transfer window.
His arrival means the Reds have already signed one defensive midfielder, snapping him up from Monaco.
Having already signed Naby Keita, are Liverpool really willing to pay a big amount for another midfielder?
Liverpool will not fancy their chances of negotiating with Lyon again this summer after an aborted attempt to sign Nabil Fekir.
The Times reported last night that there has been no contact at all between the two clubs after Liverpool and Lyon broke off negotiations for Fekir in early June.
Fekir has to be a bigger priority if they do restart talks, while the chances of landing both are very slim.