Yoann Gourcuff
Gourcuff once again linked with a move to the Premier League. Getty

Liverpool are among the clubs interested in signing Lyon playmaker Yoann Gourcuff, according to the Frenchman's agent.

Gourcuff's emergence as one of Ligue 1's brightest talents in 2009 saw him creep onto the radars of a number of Europe's top clubs, with Arsene Wenger an admirer of the player's talents.

But after leading Bordeaux to the league title in 2009 and drawing comparisons with French great Zinedine Zidane, Gourcuff has struggled to live up to his potential after joining Lyon, having also been beset with injury in recent years.

But according to the player's agent Didier Poulmaire, some of Europe's elite clubs remain interested in his client, whose current deal expires at the end of the season.

Manchester City have previously tried to sign the player, while Liverpool and Atletico Madrid made approaches during the January transfer window, according to Poulmaire.

"In any transfer window some foreign clubs are always knocking on the door for Yoann," Poulmaire told Sport Mediaset. "In the past it was Manchester City who came forward, while this year it happened with Liverpool and Atletico Madrid.

"The top clubs follow him and know his talent and I am sure offers will come during the next transfer window."

Gourcuff's emergence as a teenager quickly enticed Milan into bringing him to Italy in 2006 but it was only on his return to his homeland two years later did he really begin to thrive.

A French league and cup double with Bordeaux earned him the Ligue 1 player of the year award in 2009 and in 2010 Lyon signed him for a fee of €22m.

Injuries have limited him to just 85 starts for Lyon in that time however and his struggles for fitness have also impacted on his fortunes for the French national side. Gourcuff had made 31 appearances for Les Blues since 2008 and has not made the French squad for a major international tournament since 2010.