Liverpool are rivalling Real Madrid and RB Leipzig to the signing of Fulham youngster, Harvey Elliott according to the Evening Standard.
The young midfielder has failed to come to an agreement with Fulham to extend his stay at Craven Cottage, which means that he could leave the club this summer.
This has heightened interest from some of Europe’s top clubs, with Liverpool and Real Madrid registering their interest in landing his signature.
Elliott became the Premier League’s youngest ever player when he made his first-team debut for Fulham at the age of 16 years and 30 days old.
It is believed that Scott Parker is keen to keep hold of the young talent, although it seems as though he is edging closer to the exit door before the new season gets underway in August.
Parker has offered Elliott first-team assurances already in his bid to keep the youngster at the club, but Elliott could be tempted by a move to one of Europe’s elite.
If a deal is agreed with Liverpool, then Fulham would be due a significant fee in compensation, but that fee would be less if a move abroad was on the cards.
Fulham are still hoping to offer Elliott an improved contract offer, but Liverpool’s interest could see him leave the Lilywhites in favour of a move to Jurgen Klopp’s side.
I think Fulham are fighting a losing battle here.
Elliott has been impressive for Fulham, but they could livee to regret not offering him a new deal earlier into last season, as he’s evidently weighing up his options elsewhere.
He’s a player that I think has the ability to make the step up to a higher level than the Championship if his recent performances are anything to go by, so it’ll be interesting to see where he decides to move to before the new season gets underway.