Liverpool are reportedly ready to outbid Tottenham Hotspur in a bid to sign former England Under-21 international star Jack Grealish, according to The Sun.
The Premier League side, who finished fourth in the English top-flight standings last term and reached the 2018 UEFA Champions League final, have been linked with making a move for the highly rated Aston Villa midfielder this summer.
The 22-year-old, who featured seven times for England’s Under-21 side, scored three goals and provided six assists in 31 appearances in all competitions for the Championship outfit last season, who lost to Fulham in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium only last month.
Grealish, who has been with Villa since he was just six-years-old, has netted nine goals in 110 first-team outings for the Midlands club.
The report suggests Liverpool are hopeful of snatching the attacking midfielder from under Tottenham’s noses, as Spurs squabble over a fee with Villa for the player.
Grealish is thought to be a top transfer target for Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino this summer, but chairman Daniel Levy is refusing to pay more than £20m for the Englishman, with Villa valuing the midfielder at £40m.
But The Reds could move into pole position to snap up Grealish as they are willing to offer more than the £20m on offer from Spurs, with Everton and Leicester City also interested in the Villan.
Liverpool have completed two summer signings so far this transfer window, bringing in fellow midfielders Fabinho (Monaco) and Naby Keita (RB Leipzig) to Anfield respectively.