Liverpool keen on eyes for Ligue 1 starlet

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Liverpool are reportedly the latest club to join the running for the potential transfer of exciting Lyon wonderkid Rayan Cherki.

Man United and Man City have also been mentioned as among the 16-year-old striker’s suitors, but it now looks like Liverpool also want to try to add him to their stock of promising young players, according to 90min.

The Merseyside Reds have done well in recent times to snap up the likes of Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg as Jurgen Klopp builds for the future at Anfield.

Rayan Cherki could be another superb addition at Liverpool, with the talented teenager already making his first-team debut for Lyon and looking a cut above his peers in the UEFA Youth League, playing in a variety of roles across the front three.

90min add that Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is now aware he’s fighting a losing battle to keep Rayan Cherki and could, therefore, sanction a sale this January.

Liverpool have had their troubles negotiating with Lyon in the past, having notably failed to sign Nabil Fekir from the Ligue 1 giants, as noted by 90min.

The report adds that several other top European clubs such as Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid could also be ready to pounce for the young Frenchman.

Still, both LFC and Manchester United could be tempting moves for a young player of this calibre as they both have a history of handing opportunities to youth.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could undoubtedly do with building a new generation at Old Trafford, though one has to wonder if he’d get the time to see them all come through as his side continues to struggle – and that lack of stability could surely see Liverpool emerge as favourites over their rivals for this deal.