Tottenham are interested in Lille defender Sven Botman.
France Football says Spurs want to convince the Dutch centre-back, 21, to head to the Premier League.
There were suggestions Tottenham had already secured a deal.
But the report insists nothing is agreed just yet with either the club or the player's representatives.
However, Spurs will be hopeful of landing a deal - expected to be around £40m.
Liverpool, though, may try their luck again.