Liverpool target Kader Mangane has admitted that a Barclays Premier League move would be a 'dream' switch.
The Rennes skipper has been linked with a number of English clubs in recent months, with Newcastle boss Alan Pardew thought to be one of those interested in the player.
Sport.co.uk reported in April that Liverpool and Aston Villa were also tracking the defender, who can play in defensive midfield and only has one year left on his contract.
A source close to the website said Damien Comolli, director of football at Liverpool, has been tracking the player. With his French connections, he would therefore try and bring the 28-year-old to Anfield.
Mangane now appears to be willing to consider a move, and admits he would relish the prospect of playing in the English top flight.
"I am 28 years old and am reaching my peak as a football player. Rennes have helped me to become a decent player in Ligue 1 and I want to repay them.
"Moving to the Premier League would be fantastic for me but nothing is done and I do not have any contacts from anyone in England. It would be a dream move but I love Rennes."
Kenny Dalglish is thought to be in the market for a centre back, with the Scot looking to stamp his own mark on the Liverpool side he inherited back in January.
The Merseysiders have been linked with a host of players ahead of the summer transfer window, with a winger, left back and striker also thought to be on the Liverpool agenda. It looks sure to be a busy period for the Reds boss.