Liverpool target Jeremy Menez is free to speak to clubs in January as the Paris Saint-Germain winger approaches the final six months of his current deal, reports French publication Le 10 Sport.
During a recent press conference PSG boss Laurent Blanc conceded that he is facing an uphill battle to keep the 26-year-old at Parc des Princes beyond the end of the season, because of his precarious contractual situation.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has been credited with an interest in bringing the France international to Anfield, as he looks to further strengthen his forward options on Merseyside.
However, even though Liverpool can open talks with Menez at the turn of the year, it's unlikely that the Ligue 1 champions will sanction a sale in the mid-season window.
"He has a contractual situation which is favourable (to him)," explained Blanc. "When a situation is in favour of the club, you can say to the player, you do not go.
"It is a position of strength. If he wants to go, he can engage in January with another club."
Menez has made nine appearances and scored two goals for PSG in 2013/14, but could spend the second half of the campaign in the first-team wilderness if he reaches a pre-contract agreement with another club in January.