Liverpool have not been given permission to speak to Paris Saint-Germain defender Lucas Digne, the player's agent has confirmed.

The 22-year-old made just 15 Ligue 1 starts for the French champions last season and manager Laurent Blanc has confirmed the player wants to leave the club.

Canal Supporters has reported that Liverpool have opened talks over signing the France international, who played for his country at the 2014 World Cup. But amid the speculation regarding Digne's future, representative Mikkel Beck – the ex-Denmark international formerly of Middlesbrough and Derby County – says the Premier League club have not begun talks with his client.

"That's not right," he told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet. "They have not given me permission to talk to Liverpool. What an exact price will be is difficult to say but he plays in one of the world's biggest clubs, and it has a price. There is also interest from clubs in other big leagues.

"It is not the only club that shows interest, so I have a pretty good feel for something to happen. I can not comment on the clubs' names, but there is interest from several large systems. We have to see if something will come eventually, but that is what is being worked on. Lucas is not 100% satisfied with the situation in Paris and we have indicated that he will continue."

Having allowed Andre Wisdom to join Norwich City on loan, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has seemingly indicated he is not looking to improve his defence. Only Tottenham Hotspur conceded more goals than the Reds in the top seven in last season's Premier League as the ex-Swansea boss continually tinkered with his formation.