Liverpool are monitoring the progress of Bolton Wanderers midfielder Josh Vela.

The 21-year-old was the subject of a £1million offer from Liverpool when he was a 17-year-old but Bolton turned it down.

Vela, however, impressed Liverpool staff in the recent cup ties between the sides and they will keep an eye on his performances.

The Trotters academy graduate can play at right back as well as in midfield and has two years left on contract.

He lost his way under Dougie Freedman but has blossomed again under guidance from Neil Lennon.

Vela has already made 19 appearances for Bolton this season - his best tally yet - but is still waiting for his first senior goal for the club. 

Source: MailOnline

Metro: Bolton star monitored by Reds