Liverpool and Chelsea have reportedly both made enquiries about the possible availability of Barcelona’s 17-year-old sensation Gavi.
In spite of his tender years, the Spaniard has already established himself in the senior team at Camp Nou, starting 13 La Liga games this season, while the ace has also earned four caps for his country’s national team.
The midfielder is regarded as one of the most promising youngsters in Europe and Blaugrana want him to be a fixture of the team for the next decade and beyond but the Catalan outfit risk losing him and the European rivals have started to sniff around.
According to the Spanish newspaper Sport, the Blues and the Reds are extremely interested in the player and have already been sounding out Gavi’s camp, with the academy product ‘swimming in offers’.
He has a release clause of €50 million (£41 million), which may seem steep for him but is seen by many as a bargain for a talent who is expected to have an enormous football future.
They’re working hard behind the scenes to try and get him to a new professional contract which would increase that exit clause exponentially.
Nevertheless, Gavi’s existing release clause has got rival outfits very interested and the London-based club and Jurgen Klopp’s side have already made contact with his entourage, Ivan de la Pena, to ask after the starlet.