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Liverpool have tabled an offer for Nottingham Forest’s talented 16-year-old star Matthew Bondswell, according to a report from Football Insider.

The Reds are facing competition from rivals Manchester United and German side RB Leipzig for the left-back, who is considered one of the brightest young talents outside of the Premier League.

According to the report, a source close to Football Insider believes that Liverpool are “very keen” to sign Bondswell.

Forrest have apparently offered the teenager a scholarship contract but it is believed that this won’t be enough to tempt him to stay at the City Ground.

Because of his age, the Reds would need to pay Forrest a training compensation fee to acquire his services and complete the deal. This fee is set to a minimum of £100k, which could turn out to be a bargain if Bondswell lives up to his potential.

Jürgen Klopp has already signed youthful talent this summer in the likes of Bobby Duncan from Manchester City and Isaac Christie-Davies, who joined after running down his contract with Chelsea.

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