Leeds United are planning to make a fresh move for George Hall in January, but are aware that the interest in the starlet is growing, with the Daily Mail suggesting that Liverpool and Everton both now want the teenager.
Hall is one of the youngsters at Birmingham City looking to follow in the footsteps of Jude Bellingham. The 18-year-old has made 18 appearances in the Championship this term.
It had appeared that he may already be destined for an Elland Road switch. TEAMtalk reported earlier this week that the Whites were closing in on a deal for Hall.
Liverpool join Leeds in George Hall race
Obviously, Victor Orta has done some outstanding work when it comes to signing the best youngsters around during his time in Yorkshire. So it would not have been a huge shock if his first signing of the January window proved to be another top prospect.
But it seems that those reports may have been slightly premature.
In fact, the Daily Mail reports that, while Leeds do hope to sign Hall in January, they face a battle with Liverpool and Everton for the midfielder.
The Whites are aware that he is gaining more admirers. And the Merseyside rivals are now in the running.
Leeds have managed to beat hefty competition for a young player before. So they may still be optimistic that Hall will end up at Elland Road. However, they may be kicking themselves that they did not do a deal in the summer.
The Mail suggests that his asking price put the Whites off in the previous window. It is hard to imagine that Birmingham will want any less this time around.
He is a ‘really exciting‘ talent playing week-in, week-out for the Blues. And he is now wanted by Liverpool and Everton. Birmingham will hope that a bidding war is about to break out.