Dijon midfielder Benjamin Corgnet is set to leave the club in the summer, according to manager Patrice Carteron, with Liverpool said by French press outlets to be chasing the Frenchman.

Corgnet has struggled for game time at Dijon since moving to the side from Monts d'Or Azergues in 2010, and as a result, he is fielding interest from numerous clubs across Europe.

L'Equipe claims that while Newcastle and Blackburn have shown interest in Corgnet, Liverpool are also keen to get hold of the 24 year old's signature, and have sent scouts on numerous occasions to watch the player in action.

Though his contract doesn't expire with Dijon until 2015, Newcastle made a bid for the star, which was turned down in the last week by the club.

"He stays," Carteron told RMC at the time.

"We had a direct approach from Newcastle but Benjamin is of the same approach as us, and wants to continue to progress by completing a full season in Ligue 1.

"At the end of the season, of course, he will be allowed to leave. It is a good thing for him to be able to stabilise at the highest level. Newcastle's offer was very high."

But now L'Equipe claims that Liverpool are secretly tracking Corgnet as well, and the club could be considering making an offer in the hopes of doing a deal.

Liverpool have begun a rebuilding process that has taken over 12 months so far, as the club aim to get back into Champions League contention and win more trophies.

The Reds might be able to tempt Corgnet where Newcastle couldn't, with the promise of aiming for European football as well as a move back to the glory days of the 1980s.

Kenny Dalglish admitted last month that the club have the option to purchase new players if they find someone who is the right fit for the squad, and if Liverpool scouts report positively on Corgnet, the club could be set for a transfer tussle with Newcastle to garner their prize.