Liverpool and Arsenal are considering to sign MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli in the transfer window, according to the Mirror. The 17-year-old academy product of the League One side is considered as one of the jewels coming out of their youth system.
Alli's performance has seen him grab a place in MK's first team as he started for his side during the League One fixture against Shrewsbury Town. The report claims scouts from both clubs, Liverpool and Arsenal were in attendance and have watched him closely in action.
The midfielder has already featured seven times for England U17 side and is believed to be one of the best players coming out of Dons' academy. The two Premier League are set to go head-to-head for the youngster's signature this summer as they are keen to add Alli to their squad.
It would be difficult for the League one side to resist any offers from either the Reds or the Gunners for Alli's signature. The Mirror claims a move from either side could see them loan back the youngster to Dons as he is believed to in Karl Robinson's plan for this season.
Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers remains hopeful that Joe Allen could be a key member of the Reds' squad for this season. The 23-year-old joined the Merseyside club from Swansea City in the summer of 2012, but injuries restricted his appearances during the last campaign.
The Welsh international has returned to full fitness and started during Steven Gerrard's testimonial against Olympiacos. Liverpool won the game 2-0, as goals from Allen and Jordan Henderson saw the Reds extended their brilliant run during the pre-season.
"In the first three months of last season Joe [Allen] was our best player by a mile but he had a problem with his shoulder which curtailed his season. It meant he could not have that aggressive streak which is part of his game," talkSPORT quoted Rodgers as saying.
"Joe has been terrific over the course of pre-season and he did very well [against Olympiacos]. It is important we have a real strong competitive group as we are trying to build the depth of the group so that I can change the team in games and when we go to play against certain teams I can change the team about," Liverpool manager concluded.