Lyon teenager Houssem Aouar has responded to speculation linking him with a move away from the French club.
He has been touted as a potential transfer target for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp ahead of the busy Summer transfer period and has admitted that he has heard the talk.
“I hear the rumours, like you. I have ears!” he told France Football.
“I have eyes too, to see a few things left and right. The guy who says he doesn’t hear stuff or listen to anything, is not telling the truth.
“But there’s nothing you can do. All of that doesn’t bother me.
“I’m well protected with my family. It’s nice to hear, but I’m not getting carried away. My feet are firmly on the ground.
“I’ve only got a good half-season behind me, and I have everything to develop at Lyon.” he continued.
And he admitted that he would like to one day play for Spanish giants Barcelona, who have also been strongly linked with a move for his services.
“Of course, but that applies to every great club! It’s normal to be ambitious at nineteen.” he added.