Report: Liverpool keen to sign £20m-rated Aston Villa midfielder

Liverpool are interested in signing midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka, the much-loved youngster from Aston Villa who looks set to leave Steven Gerrard’s side after contract talks broke down.

The 18-year-old midfielder who made 12 appearances in the Premier League last season and two Carabao Cup appearances, stalled contract talks to extend his stay at Villa Park.

As reported by The mirror Chukwuemeka has been omitted from Aston Villa’s pre-season tour as the club look to cash in on the midfielder who can negotiate a pre-contract deal with clubs across Europe in January.

As reported by Objective Going through LFC Transfer Room The 18-year-old’s Twitter account is highly regarded on Merseyside, with Aston Villa saying they want £20m to reward the highly-rated youngster.

As reported by Football Insider England U19 International want around £100,000 a week to stay at Villa Park and first-team football guarantees, this has led to a standoff between Chukwuemeka and Villa representatives for over 6 months.

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Despite his huge wage demands, Chukwuemeka finds himself in a strong position at the negotiating table, with the Englishman potentially leaving Villa for a development fee of around £300,000.

Barcelona, ​​Paris Saint-Germain, Newcastle and Liverpool have all been linked with the youngster as Villa may now consider selling the Englishman at a discount to avoid losing him for just a development fee next summer.

£100,000 a week seems like a lot for a youngster with just two first-team starts and 16 first-team appearances, but with the majority of Europe’s elite clubs linked with the midfielder it can be a risk that will pay off for Liverpool .

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