You might have seen an article last week claiming that Liverpool had renewed their interest in Houssem Aouar.

Already after him a couple of years ago, the Reds, who need to replace Georginio Wijnaldum and just sold Marko Grujic to FC Porto, have seemingly turned their attention once again on the Ligue 1 midfielder.

Nothing concrete appears to have come from it for now, but Le10 Sport, who ran the original article, claim a move to Liverpool remains the ‘greatest probability’ for the France international, with all the other interested clubs waiting on departures before jumping into the mix.

There has been a change, however, as the website explain Lyon have since upped their demands for the playmaker, going from a fee of €20-25m to €30-35m.

In fact, if any bid of around €35m and the French club will ‘clearly not be able to refuse a transfer’.

The reason for this change is Peter Bosz’s desire to work with Aouar, but the Dutch manager knows that everyone has a price.

For now, however, the chances of the player staying are getting ‘bigger and bigger’.

The ball is now in Liverpool’s court.