Liverpool considering move to beat Man United to highly-rated strike star

Liverpool are considering a move for Manchester United-linked Basel forward Breel Embolo, according to reports from CalcioMercatoWeb.

The 18-year-old is considered to be one of the most talented young strikers in European football and has already been capped by Switzerland on seven occasions.

His performances in domestic action are thought to have attracted Liverpool, with reports claiming that a 2016 swoop for Embolo – who has netted five goals in 13 league appearances this season – is on the club’s agenda.

United have been aligned with the teenager of late and could be lured into a bidding war should their North West rivals make a serious move.

Embolo was voted the Swiss Football League’s Best Youngster in 2014 and is widely expected to leave has adopted nation – he was born in Cameroon – in the coming few years.

The rookie hit-man would join a crop of talented young players at Anfield, including Jordon Ibe and Divock Origi.