Liverpool and Chelsea are reportedly among the Premier League giants keeping tabs on Wigan Athletic's teenage sensation Joe Gelhardt.

Gelhardt, 17, is regarded as one of the brightest prospects in the Championship and made his senior league bow for Wigan back in April.

He has continued his progression under Paul Cook's stewardship this term, coming off the bench in last weekend's goalless draw with Barnsley.

According to Goal , English top-flight clubs have been monitoring the boyhood Liverpool fan's progress for some time, with both Reds and Chelsea scouts watching him in youth games last season.

Liverpool's Merseyside rivals Everton are also keen on potentially signing him, while Leicester and Wolves are known to be admirers of the talented young striker.

Scouts are expected to watch Gelhardt play for England Under-18s against Australia this Friday, before the Young Lions turn their attention to matches against Brazil and South Korea.

Source: Daily Mirror

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