Liverpool have joined the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain's highly rated teenager Jonathan Ikone. The goal-scoring winger has failed to agree terms on a new deal with his current club and is reportedly attracting interest from a number of teams across Europe.
Liverpool are set to battle with Manchester City and Juventus for the coveted player, who turned 18 on 2 May. Ikone could be signed for just £1.2m ($1.7m) compensation, which is considered to be a relative pittance given the player's potential, according to the Daily Mail.
City and Liverpool have followed Ikone's performances in this year's Uefa Youth League, in which Paris Saint-Germain were defeated in the final by Chelsea. His displays have encouraged Liverpool to pursue the player in the hope of luring him to Anfield this summer.
The youngster scored once in the Youth League from eight appearances this season. Ikone has also impressed for France at youth level, scoring six goals from 14 caps for their under-17 team.
Liverpool have reportedly made their interest in the player known, but he is currently weighing up his next career move, with City and Juventus also in the running for his signature. Previously, a report in the French newspaper L'Equipe suggested the Italian giants have already held negotiations to secure the sought-after teenage winger.