West Ham United midfielder Mohamed Diame has revealed Liverpool are interested in signing him this summer.
The Senegal international was at the centre of transfer speculation in January 2013 when the revelation of a £6m release clause in a contract saw him linked with moves across London to Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
No move transpired however as Diame remained at Upton Park to help consolidate the Hammers' place in the Premier League following their return from the Championship.
The release clause in Diame's contract reportedly expired last summer but in comments that may earn him the wrath of West Ham fans, the midfielder believes he owes it to himself to join a club with greater ambition.
"Two years ago (before joining West Ham) I wanted to join a team with ambition," Diame was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard.
"Overall, my season has been okay, although I think it us not up to last season. I started badly, but gradually got my bearings.
"Liverpool? I can't tell you if I will be a Liverpool player next season. But I think my name is still on their wanted list. I don't hide it, I am ambitious and I want to join a top-six side. I am 26 years old and it's time to take that step."
Diame has enjoyed a solid if unspectacular season with Upton Park having scored four goals in 36 appearances.
Brendan Rodgers' side strengthened their Premier League title charge with a dramatic 3-2 win over Manchester City on Sunday and now sit two points clear at the top of the Premier League.
A return to the Champions League will ensure the Reds' enter the summer transfer market with renewed ambition and attraction, circumstances that could see Rodgers aim higher in his attempts to strengthen his squad.
One name likely to remain on his transfer list is Yevhen Konoplyanka. The Ukrainian international almost moved to Anfield on transfer deadline day in January until negotiations over a fee broke down.