Liverpool have joined the race for Monaco's highly-rated young striker Kylian Mbappe, with manager Jurgen Klopp reported to have made contact with the player's representatives.
Klopp has already held preliminary talks with the France international's agent, the report said.
The 18-year-old was named the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year after scoring 15 goals in Monaco's title-winning campaign.
Mbappe said last month that his sole focus was on developing his game by playing at a club that offers regular first-team football.
"I will make a choice based on my sporting career, and my career is first and foremost, and I am at an age where I need to play, and that will be paramount," he told beIN Sports.
"I'm not 35 or 36, an age where I have to manage [my body], I still have everything to learn, this year was discovery, and now comes the most important step: confirmation.
"And I will be the sole decision-maker, and I will not go anywhere where I will be forced to go."
Monaco chief executive and vice-president Vadim Vasilyev told the Daily Telegraph in May that the club had no intention of selling Mbappe this summer.
"The plan is to do everything to prolong him and to do everything that he stays a minimum one more year with us," he said.
"We will [turn down offers for Mbappe], although that will depend, of course, also on the player. We will make an offer to prolong his contract and hopefully he will accept and stay with us. I think in the month of June, before the season starts."