Champions League winners Liverpool have made their mind up regarding the future of Welsh winger Harry Wilson.
In what will be a bitter blow to the likes of Leeds and Derby County, the Reds have decided that they will only send Wilson on loan to a Premier League club.
According to the Sun on Sunday, the Anfield club see this as the next viable step in the development of Wilson, who excelled for Derby last season under Frank Lampard, playing an instrumental role in getting the Rams to the play-off final at Wembley.
Derby, along with fellow play-off rivals Leeds, were hoping to land a deal to sign Wilson following his impressive Championship form last season, but this latest update from Merseyside will no doubt represent a bitter blow for both clubs.
Wilson fired in 16 goals as he made a massive name for himself, but he has still got no assurances of first-team opportunities under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, with the Reds also seemingly pricing the youngster out of a permanent move away from the club.
The likes of newly promoted teams like Aston Villa and Sheffield United will no doubt be keen on adding Wilson is he is available on loan, pushing the likes of Leeds and Derby firmly to the back of the queue.
This sounds like a final nail in the coffin really for Lampard and Bielsa as they pursue Wilson.
The thing is though, he is clearly good enough for the Premier League, so it’s not like Liverpool are doing something wrong in their stance.
I fully expect to see him performing well next season in the top flight.