Liverpool join Manchester United in race for Serie 'B' starlet

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Liverpool are the latest club to be linked with a move for highly-rated Ghanaian forward Richmond Boakye – a Manchester United target.

Both TMW and Italian journalist Alfred Pedulla claim the Reds are interested in the 19-year-old, who is currently plying his trade in Serie ‘B’ on loan from Juventus. Genoa also part own the player’s rights, having sold Boakye to the Bianconeri in the summer.

Brendan Rodgers isn’t the only manager keen on the player however, and the Anfield outfit face competition from Borussia Dortmund, Southampton and Hamburg for his signature.

That’s as well as Manchester United, who first expressed an interest in bringing the player to Old Trafford as far back as last November, according to the Daily Star.

Sir Alex Ferguson has since received glowing reports on the player, who previously admitted that it would be a dream to play in the Premier League – more specifically with the Red Devils.

“My dream is to play in the English Premiership, hopefully Manchester United in the next few years, but I can end up in Chelsea or probably Arsenal,” he told Graphic Sports last month.

One team not mentioned by the player is Liverpool, who would hope to twist the players thinking towards Merseyside if they pursue their initial interest.

The Reds are notably short of players in the forward position, with Luis Suarez the only senior striker of note currently on the books. Dani Pacheco is also hoping to force his way into regular first team reckoning, but is yet to make a consistent breakthrough.

And, with manager Rodgers showing faith in a number of youngsters this season, it would be no surprise to see the Liverpool boss make a move for another teenage talent.

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