Anfield side look to bring in England Under 21 international.
Liverpool are said to be closing in on a deal to sign England Under 21 international Will Hughes according to the Metro.
Brendan Rodgers has clearly adopted a youthful transfer policy and is keen to bring in the Derby County midfielder, who is considered one of the hottest prospects in British football.
The Liverpool boss sent chief scout Dave Fallows to monitor Hughes during the England Under 21 side’s 6-0 thumping of their Scottish counterparts and were clearly impressed by the 18 year old’s performance.
Hughes is into his third season in the Derby County first-team and made 36 starts in all competitions last term and has shown maturity way beyond his years and is a player Rodgers will feel has the potential to be a big star.
The cultured midfielder may well be ready to make an instant impact in the Premier League and if brought in would represent Liverpool’s fifth signing of the summer following the acquisition of Kolo Toure, Simon Mignolet, Luis Alberto and Iago Aspas.
Nigel Clough will be loathed to lose Hughes but may not stand in the player’s way if an offer of £6m has been made. The youngster does have three years to run on his current Rams contract.