Aston Villa want to sign Rhian Brewster from Liverpool as the club’s search for a striker goes into overdrive.
Villa manager Dean Smith has made an inquiry for the 20-year-old ace – who starred for Swansea on loan last term – and he has the funds to win the race.
SunSport reported Sheffield United also approached the Reds with offers to take the England U21 attacker either in a big money deal or on a one-year loan deal.
Brewster, who won the 2017 FIFA World Cup with England U17s, was wanted by as many as six PL clubs.
Fulham, Brighton, Crystal Palace and Burnley are all reported to have contacted Rhian’s people in addition to Villa and Newcastle.
However, Villa are now frantic in their race after missing out on Callum Wilson to Newcastle in a £20 million move.
Smith’s side have also hit brick walls in their pursuits for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham and Celtic star Odsonne Edouard.
Brewster might cost around £20 million in all, a fee that Villa would pay along with their rivals for his promising attackers.
Jurgen Klopp could sacrifice Rhian to bring in money for a new ready-made forward. The German was more willing to trade the Belgian Divock Origi but there has been no solid interest in him.
Rhian, for his part, recently lifted the lid on his plans for the long-term future and understandably confirmed he would like to stay at Anfield.
Brewster told The Beautiful Gamepodcast: “Ultimately, I want to be at Liverpool next season. I want to be fighting for a spot to play. Who is not going to want to play at the home of the champions?
“I don’t really want to go on loan, but if that’s the best thing for me to do, to go away and get more game time, then that’s what I’m going to do. Realistically, I want to play for Liverpool.”