Liverpool are reportedly eyeing a £5m deal for England World Cup winner Morgan Gibbs-White, according to The Sun.
The Premier League side, who welcome Southampton to Anfield on Saturday afternoon, have been strongly linked with the highly rated Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder ahead of the January transfer window after helping the Young Lions win the Under-17 World Cup in India last month.
The 17-year-old, who has featured 13 times for England’s Under-17 side, has made eight first-team appearances for the Championship club overall, but has not featured under manager Nuno Espirito Santo so far this season.
Gibbs-White, who joined Wolves when he was just eight-years-old, made his senior debut aged 16 as a substitute during his side’s 2-0 victory over Stoke City in the FA Cup third round back in January 2017.
However, the report suggests Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to lure the central midfielder to Anfield in the New Year market, with Wolves unable to offer their teenage talent a new deal until he turns 18-years-old on January 27.
The Reds are leading the race for Gibbs-White’s signature, though Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also said to be monitoring his development closely.