Liverpool midfielder target Moussa Sissoko has declared his interest in a move away from Toulouse.
The French international has been linked with a number of clubs across Europe in recent months, with Liverpool, Spurs and Manchester City thought to be leading the chase from the Barclays Premier League.
Damien Comolli, director of football at Anfield, was linked with the player during his time at White Hart Lane, and the Daily Mail claimed that the interest had been carried over to Merseyside when the Frenchman switched English clubs.
Now, the 20-year-old has joined the debate himself, and claims he's ready for a 'new challenge'.
"I've had four years at Toulouse, four years in which I have really progressed. Maybe it's time for me to look elsewhere. Maybe a new challenge is needed for me to reach the next level," the player told L'Equipe.
"I need a new challenge. I need to be playing in the Champions League, quite simply. In my head, yes, I would like to go elsewhere. Everything else is out of my control."
The clear stumbling block for Kenny Dalglish's side is the desire to play in Europe's top club competition, something Liverpool are currently unable to guarantee.
That said, the Reds are in great form at the moment and haven't given up in the pursuit of a top four finish at Anfield.
It was reported at the start of the month that the player told friends Liverpool was his preferred destination for a move, according to the Daily Mail, which provides light at the end of the tunnel should the side fail to secure qualification into the competition.
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