Only the person who originally purchased the domain can renew it. They are the sole owner of that domain and the domain upgrade. If they transfer the domain to another user, that user will be the new domain owner and can manage the domain.
If the domain owner wants to transfer the domain to you, please ask them to contact us directly or post a reply in this forum thread to confirm that request. We can help transfer the domain to you so you can manage it.
Just a note about this domain: It has already expired, so time is of the essence here. The sooner the current domain owner can contact us about this, the better. You can read more about what happens when a domain expires here: Domain Expiration
Please let me know if you have any questions about that. :)