Liverpool are in pole position to sign Lyon playmaker Yoann Gourcuff, according to the Frenchman's agent.

Gourcuff has previously been linked with a move to England with Arsenal known to be long-term admirers.

The 28-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is currently considering his future at Lyon having old made 15 appearances this term.

And his agent Didier Poulmaire has revealed that Liverpool have approached him to do business.

"In any transfer market, some foreign clubs come knocking at the door for Yoann," Didier Poulmaire told SportMediaset.

"In the past it was Manchester City, while this year, it's Liverpool.

"I'm sure offers will arrive in the next window."

Gourcuff can sign a pre-contract deal at any point to join Liverpool.