Bournemouth have made a £6million bid for Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent, according to reports.
Kent had an impressive season on loan at Championship side Barnsley last campaign which alerted Eddie Howe to his talents.
The Sun claims that Howe has now backed up his initial enquiry into Kent’s availability with a £6million offer for the forward.
The Cherries boss has done a lot of business in the past with Liverpool including a club-record deal to bring Jordon Ibe to the south coast.
It is understood that Liverpool may be willing to do business again after they turned down a loan offer from Celtic to take the 20-year-old north of the border.
If the Reds do sell Kent to Bournemouth they will insist on a buy-back clause and Howe might have to move quickly with Middlesbrough also reportedly interested.
Meanwhile, Howe – who has brought in Asmir Begovic for a fee believed to be in the region of £10million – wants to strengthen his defence with the signing of Liverpool defender Joe Gomez, according to The Sun.
Any deal for Gomez will hinge on Jurgen Klopp’s own pursuit of a centre-back to improve Liverpool’s backline.