Sheffield United starlet David Brooks is still being eyed by Tottenham and Liverpool ahead of the January transfer window despite signing a new four-year contract with Chris Wilder's side just a few weeks ago.
Brooks has impressively established himself as an important part of the Blades' first-team squad as they target a second promotion in as many years, and his encouraging performances have perhaps unsurprisingly led him to a call-up to the senior Wales squad, for which he made his debut against Panama in the recent international break.
United were aware of the growing interest in the 20-year-old, who has made 17 appearances for the Blades so far this season, and subsequently tied him down to a new deal in an attempt to stave off potential suitors.
But Brooks' recent contract has not deterred Liverpool or Tottenham, according to the Mirror, and the Premier League duo are still very much in the hunt for the Wales international ahead of the January transfer window. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has a penchant for developing British talent, as evidenced by the improvement in Brooks' compatriot Ben Davies, who seems to have edged ahead of Danny Rose for the left-back position in north London.
Liverpool already have one of Wales's brightest young starlets in the form of Ben Woodburn, and they are keen to add another in the form of the £20m-rated Brooks. Liverpool's arch-rivals Everton were credited with an interest during the summer transfer window, but the Reds and Tottenham are seemingly leading the chase after the attacking midfielder impressed against Panama in midweek.
It remains to be seen if one of Liverpool or Tottenham submit an offer for Brooks that United can't refuse, but Wilder, who has led the Blades to second in the Championship, insisted last month that the starlet sees his future at Brammall Lane.
"I'm delighted that David has yet again extended his contract - he's been rewarded for an excellent start to the season," Wilder told the Blades' official website.
"David sees his future at Sheffield United and that's what we want to hear because, without doubt, he is one of the hottest properties outside the top flight."