Will Hughes has reportedly jumped to the top of Liverpool’s agenda and the Reds could make a bid for him before the transfer window closes in less than two weeks time.
Liverpool’s chief scout Dave Fallows went to watch Hughes during his impressive performance for the England Under 21 side last week, in which the Young Lions ran out 6-0 winners.
Hughes has played almost 50 times for Derby County and is still only 18-years-old.
Many sources have reported that Liverpool will offer £6 million for the midfielder but Derby fans have angrily responded to that speculation, insisting that their prize asset is worth a great deal more.
Rams manager Nigel Clough said: “There is interest but at the moment nothing is happening with Will,”
“But at the end of the transfer window anything can happen.”
Hughes would become Brendan Rodgers’ fifth acquisition of the transfer window after landing Simon Mignolet, Kolo Toure, Luis Alberton and Iago Aspas.