Lyon’s Florent Malouda has confirmed that Liverpool are hoping to sign him.

The French international is looking to leave Lyon and plans to play abroad next season, and he claims Liverpool are leading the hunt to sign him.

Malouda says he would be interested in a possible move to Liverpool and he is hoping to have his future resolved soon.

“There are contacts with Liverpool but they haven’t made an offer to Lyon yet,” Malouda told Football365.

“They are a good club and play in the English league, which is very interesting.

“I have no preference, I can also move to Spain. It depends on the club’s ambition and their desire to sign me.

“I don’t know if my transfer price is €25 million (£17million), it could also be €35million (£27million).

“Anyway the money won’t be in my pocket so I don’t care.

“I agree with my chairman when he says that all Lyon transfers have to be signed before the 30th of June.

“I am leaving, it is just a question of time.”

Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas admits Lyon have yet to receive any bid from Liverpool for Malouda.

“We have not yet had any bid for Florent Malouda,” Aulas told the club’s official website.