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Liverpool will fight Manchester United and Manchester City to sign Jamal Musiala if it cannot reach a deal with Bayern Munich, according to a report.
The 17-year-old midfielder has burst onto the scene this season after earning a promotion to Bayern’s first team.
In fact, since moving up from the Under-19 category, he has made stellar performances, scoring two goals in 12 games. The first of these made him Bayern’s youngest goalscorer.
He also made his second Champions League appearance in Tuesday’s draw with Atlético de Madrid.
As such, Musiala is aiming for stardom for years to come and, according to Todofichajes, that could come with a move to the Premier League.
The report says his recent rise has piqued the interest of the ‘big clubs’ in the English top flight. Liverpool, United and the City have reportedly realized their form.
The Spanish source affirms that the trio “will do everything possible” to sign him, if the opportunity arises.
In fact, there could be such a possibility in the coming months. Musiala’s contract expires in the summer of 2022, but she has yet to think about extending her stay in Bavaria.
If the teenager declines an extension, he will enter the final year of his contract next summer as one of the top talents in Europe.
In fact, the source claims such a scenario would ‘force’ Bayern to negotiate with the Premier League trio.
Musiala, who was born in Germany, spent much of her childhood in England with Chelsea. While there, he also rose through the England system, playing at the U-15 level at the age of 13.
He returned to Germany last summer at the age of 16 and immediately made an impact. He became Bayern’s youngest Bundesliga player towards the end of last season.
However, questions remain as to which country he will choose to represent. The teenager has a cap for England Under-21, but is also eligible to play for Germany.
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Meanwhile, Brighton boss Graham Potter has dismissed speculation about Ben White’s future.
Reports have claimed Liverpool have an interest in the center-back amid his defensive injury woes.
However, Potter has insisted that the 23-year-old is not listening to speculation.