Liverpool are leading the race to sign highly-rated Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White in a £5m ($7m) deal, according to reports.

The Sun says Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will move for the England Under-17 international when the transfer window reopens in January to beat out competition from north London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham, who are also monitoring the youngster.

Wolves cannot offer Gibbs-White, who was part of the victorious England squad at the U-17 World Cup in India last month and is contracted to the Molineux outfit until 2019, fresh terms until he turns 18 in January.

Gibbs-White started three games for England at the U-17 World Cup and scored two goals. He has played for Wolves in the League Cup, FA Cup and the Championship.

The midfielder joined Wolves at the age of eight and said in an interview last week that he was happy to bide his time and develop his game at Molineux.

"I feel privileged to be part of such a big club. The players that the manager has brought in are unbelievable," Gibbs-White told BBC WM.

"To play with some of these amazing players is really good for my development and I can build off them."

Morgan Gibbs-White
Morgan Gibbs-White (right) started three games for England at the Under-17 World Cup in India Reuters

Wolves are top of the Championship table with 35 points, two more than second-placed Sheffield United.

"I have spent a while at this club and I love it," Gibbs-White continued. "The fans have been amazing and supported me throughout."

The 17-year-old said he was relieved to just take part in the World Cup after his participation in the tournament was thrown into doubt due to a foot injury he suffered towards the end of last season.

"I was lucky to go to the World Cup and I built my way to start in the quarters, semis and final and it really was so positive," Gibbs-White said.

"I still can't find the words to describe how crazy the experience was. To do it with such a great bunch of lads, I couldn't ask for anything more."