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Liverpool have enquired about the availability of PSV Eindhoven's promising youngster Zakaria Bakkali.
According to Belgian newspaper Sport, talks have been productive and are likely to result in Liverpool lodging an £8m bid.
If the Kop side were to bag the teen sensation, it would constitute their fourth signing of the summer, and take their total expenditure to over £65m.
Bakkali has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence - easily adjusting from PSV's youth side to the physical demands of a regular first-teamer.And the 18-year-old's presence has not gone unnoticed by national team boss Marc Wilmots - who awarded the youngster his first cap.
Bakkali is part of Belgium's newly dubbed 'golden generation' - and could emulate adopted Premier League stars Eden Hazard, Kevin Mirallas and Marouane Fellaini.
Rodgers has made his intentions of signing young stars abundantly clear.
A combined £30m on 20-year-old pair Lazar Markovic and Emre Can, as well as a further £25m on Southampton star Adam Lallana convey Rodgers' desire to build a team for the long-term.
Tottenham and Valencia have also been linked with a move for the winger - who, due to his quick feet, attacking ethos (and nationality), has been dubbed the next Eden Hazard.