Reported Liverpool target Andre Ayew has been told by Marseille they will consider any incoming offers for him this summer.
The 23-year-old, who has indicated that playing for Liverpool is a childhood dream of his, has previously rejected claims that he wants to leave the Stade Velodrome but may now have a change of heart after being told he will continue to operate on the left hand side of Marseille's midfield rather than his preferred position as a forward in the new season.
A number of clubs across Europe including the Reds and Serie A giants AC Milan have been credited with interest and it would now appear last season's Ligue 1 runners up are ready to negotiate a deal, reportedly looking for a fee in the region of £15m for the Ghanaian international.
"Ayew has informed me of his intentions," Marseille president Vincent Labrune is quoted as saying by Le Sport 10. "If an offer from a big club comes in and we like it, I will investigate it."
Liverpool's lack of European football this season may have proven to be a hindrance in their efforts to strengthen their squad this summer, but they would unlikely to be faced with such difficulties if the club were to make their interest in Ayew formal.
"It's a league (the Premier League) every player dreams about. I speak English, and the English league is the one most followed here in Ghana. It's true that I have a real preference for England" Ayew said, speaking in June.
"I have a little preference for the Reds. I've always followed them ever since I was little, Liverpool, and Real Madrid."
Liverpool have already strengthened their attacking options through the signings of Spanish duo Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto during this transfer window but Brendan Rodgers has indicated he is open to the idea of making further additions to his squad.
"We probably need a bit more support - that extra bit of quality - at the top end of the field and that's something we are looking for," the Liverpool boss said.
"That'll be mixed with needing cover in the left-back position - that's something we're looking at. It's not really about numbers, it's about quality."
The club look set to address one of those concerns in adding Benfica left back Lorenzo Melgarejo to their ranks. Reports have suggested the Reds have all but sealed a season long loan move for the 22-year-old, with an option to sign him permanently next summer on the table.