The 22-year-old midfielder spent last season on loan to Sochaux, and the French club have now confirmed that they are considering meeting Reds manager Rafael Benitez´s £2.7million asking price.
Sochaux chairman Jean-Claude Plessis, who earlier in the summer claimed his club would not pursue the player, said: "Indeed we are thinking about a permanent deal. Anthony is a very talented player who has been very fair with us last season. If the conditions are acceptable, why not sign him?"
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