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Liverpool Set to Beat Chelsea to Sign £3m English Starlet Shelvey

Rafa set to bring highly rated teenager to Anfield.

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Liverpool are reportedly very close to completing a deal to bring highly rated teenage striker Jonjo Shelvey to Anfield. Rafa Benitez is said to be close to sealing a £3m move for the Charlton Athletic youngster who has also attracted great interest from London sides Chelsea and Tottenham.

The 18 year old is considered one of the hottest prospects outside the Premier League and has been linked with a move away from the Valley for the best part of two years. The Romford born front man made his debut at a 16 year old and has gone from strength to strength and has been a great success in the England ranks but now seems ready to bid farewell to the League One side.

A potential deal is apparently about to be struck that would see the Merseyside club pay a £3m fee up front and could involve a loan deal back to Charlton being arranged for next season. A great deal depends on whether the south London side manages to secure promotion to the Championship, with failure to do so leading more urgency for the Addicks to seal the best deal possible.

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