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Liverpool FC want to beat Arsenal to signing of 18-year-old – report

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Liverpool FC have made a bid to sign 18-year-old Arsenal target Bilel Hassaini, according to a report in France.

French media outlet Get Football France, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is reporting that Liverpool FC are interested in a deal to sign Hassaini.

The same article states that Arsenal and FC Barcelona have both been keeping tabs on the highly-rated Nancy starlet ahead of the new season.

According to the same story, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have ended their interest in the Nancy teenager.

The report goes on to reveal that Hassaini hasn’t yet put pen to paper on a first professional contract with Nancy.

The Daily Mirror go on to add that Liverpool FC and Arsenal would include Hassaini in their Under-23 teams but their Premier League rivals Crystal Palace would include the teenager in their first-team squad.

Liverpool FC have only signed 17-year-old Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg in a £1.6m deal from FC Twolle in the summer transfer window so far.

The Reds finished in second place in the Premier League table last term after finishing a point adrift of champions Manchester City.

However, Jurgen Klopp’s side were 2-0 winners against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final in Madrid last term.

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