Nabil Fekir has been given the chance to quit Lyon after telling the club he wants to leave.
The Ligue 1 club's manager Bruno Gensio has revealed that president and transfer power broker Jean-Michel Aulas has offered Fekir the opportunity to walk away from the club.
And he admitted that Fekir has his sights set on leaving.
Fekir's £53million transfer to Liverpool broke down earlier this summer despite completing a medical.
But the move is believed to still be alive with talks set to continue when the winger returns from World Cup duty with France.
He has come off the bench in all four of France's games so far in the tournament, helping them to a quarter-final showdown with Uruguay.
However Fekir's club situation remains the hot topic - and he has told Lyon that he wants to leave.
"He has expressed his desire to play at another level," Lyon boss Genesio told reporters in France.
"We will need to set a date.
"If there is a possibility like with Liverpool, Nabil will certainly seize the opportunity, once both parties agree."
He added: "I am working under the assumption that he will stay with us.
"He wants to take the next step. The president has offered him the chance to leave. We will see after the World Cup. If Nabil is here, it makes my job easier.
"I would be happy to keep him. I think he is looking at two possibilities: To stay to play the Champions League with us or to leave to join a bigger club."
On top of Liverpool's interest, there have been reports that Manchester United are also in the race for his signature.
Aulas has recently revealed that he has had a conversation with United boss Jose Mourinho - and claimed that he is no longer in negotiations with Liverpool.
"I was with Jose Mourinho the other day. We had long discussions," he said.
"Personally, I am no longer in discussions with Liverpool. At the moment, we are waiting for France and Nabil to have a fantastic World Cup."
Source: Daily Mirror
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