Liverpool are prepared to sell promising midfielder Sergi Canos for as little as £4million after talks over a contract extension stalled.
According to the Liverpool Echo, negotiations with the 19-year-old and his agent have hit an impasse and it is believed to be considerable enough to halt talks altogether.
With several clubs interested in acquiring his services, Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool transfer committee are now evaluating their next step.
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However, if one of the interested clubs happens to make a bid that matches their asking price, it would appear that they will not hesitate to accept it.
Championship side Queens Park Rangers are monitoring the situation while Brentford, where he spent the majority of last season on loan, are likely to be involved in the chase.
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Klopp rates him highly
It appears that Klopp would loathe losing the young Spaniard, who originally moved to Anfield from Barcelona in 2013, after the German coach took his first chance to hand him his Liverpool debut against West Bromwich Albion.
Canos returned from his loan spell at Brentford in time for their final Premier League game against the Baggies and played the last 10 minutes.
Speaking of Canos earlier this month, Klopp said: "He did really well at Brentford. He scored in the last game and had a lot of time to play. For him, it was really good to be there.
"The Championship is quite a strong league and for young players it is really difficult to go through, but he did well."
Happy at Anfield
And Canos was delighted to get his first appearance for the Reds, saying: “It was the best 10 minutes of my life. When people say dreams come true, they are right. Today one of my dreams came true.
“I’ve had hunger from the first day I came to Liverpool three years ago. I hope I’ll be able to train with the senior squad more in future and show the manager that I can play for Liverpool.
“I’ll be back for pre-season and ready to go 200%.”
But it seems he will be spending pre-season somewhere other than Melwood unless he lowers his wage demands. Klopp, although seemingly happy to have Canos in the squad, is not going to be held to ransom by a man with one substitute appearance for the senior team.
It will stand a president to all youngsters hoping to land big contracts under the former Borussia Dortmund manager.
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