Thomas Lemar has informed Monaco that he wants to move to Liverpool before the end of the transfer window, according to reports.
Liverpool remain in talks with the Ligue 1 champions and have already made a club-record £70 million offer.
But Goal claim that Lemar is pushing for a move to Anfield and has told Monaco chiefs about his desire to play under Jurgen Klopp.
Monaco have stood firm over the 21-year-old’s availability and reports in France are claiming that any deal depends on whether the club are able to sign a replacement in time.
Liverpool were willing to use Divock Origi as a makeweight in the deal but have since agreed a £6m loan fee with Wolfsburg.
Barcelona are also considering a move for Lemar but the France international is currently considered by Barca’s hierarchy as an alternative option to Philippe Coutinho.
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Arsenal have also pursued Lemar and have already had three bids rejected this summer, including an offer of £50m.
Lemar is currently with France’s national team and is set to feature in their World Cup qualifier against Netherlands on Thursday evening.
Liverpool, meanwhile, completed the £40m signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal on Thursday.