Exclusive: Liverpool Close to Completing £8m Deal to Sign English Wonderkid

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Anfield side hopeful that ‘loan-back’ offer will be accepted by MK Dons.

Liverpool are closing in on a deal to sign highly rated MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli with the Anfield side to fork out £8m for the League One star.

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The 18 year old is considered one of the hottest prospects in English football and Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to secure a deal to bring in the youngster knowing that a host of sides would have been alerted by Alli’s talents following his role in his side’s 4-0 win over Man United last month.

Rodgers will hope that the offer of a loan back deal, which would see Alli see out the season at the Buckinghamshire side, will persuade chairman Pete Winkelman to cash-in on the player.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is fast developing a reputation for trusting to youth and as such could be seen by Alli as the right man to build his career under.

The attacking midfielder may be seen by Rodgers as a long term replacement for veteran skipper Steven Gerrard, with the Liverpool man arguably not being at his best thus far this term.

Alli will have seen Raheem Sterling thrive at Liverpool and the summer captures of Emre Can, Lazar Markovic and Divock Origi are further evidence of the Merseyside club’s push to plan for a bright future.

Though Alli turned 18 less than six months ago he has already racked up 56 appearances for the MK Dons, netting 14 goals in the process.

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