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Liverpool linked with move for in-demand Bayer Leverkusen starlet

As per a report from CalcioInsider this afternoon, Premier League giants Liverpool are considering a move for Bayer Leverkusen sensation Leon Bailey.

Blistering youngster

Bailey, a 20-year-old Jamaican winger, only made the move to the BayArena in January of last year for a fee of 20 million Euro, following links with the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United.

The pacy starlet caught the eye with his performances in the Europa League for Belgian outfit Genk during the 2016/17 campaign, and racked up 12 goals and 6 assists in 34 domestic appearances this past season with Leverkusen (27 starts).

In-demand

Bailey’s pace, ability to beat his man at will and penchant for the spectacular have reportedly seen the youngster added to the wishlists of a number of the Premier League’s biggest clubs, with all of Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool having been touted as potential destinations in the media over recent months.

Leon Bailey

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 29: Leon Bailey of Leverkusen reacts during the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Veltins-Arena on September 29, 2017 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Reports stemming from England earlier this year claimed that Chelsea had emerged as the leading contenders for his signature, with the Daily Mail having even gone as far as to suggest that the Blues had seen a 25 million Euro January offer rejected by Leverkusen.

Anfield bound?

However, in the months since, Arsenal have been just as heavily touted as a potential destination for Bailey, with the Gunners rumoured to have been tracking the progress of the winger for several seasons now.

And, as per the latest update courtesy of CalcioInsider this afternoon, it is now being claimed that Liverpool are preparing a summer swoop for Bailey, with the Reds keen to add some much needed depth to their attacking ranks.

The report claims that an inside source at Bayern Leverkusen has confirmed Liverpool’s interest, though the Jamaican’s price-tag, which is thought to sit around the 80 million Euro mark, could well prove to be a stumbling block for the Merseysiders.

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