Liverpool 'weigh up move for Villarreal winger Chukwueze'

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Liverpool 'weigh up move for Villarreal winger Chukwueze'

Liverpool are in the running to swoop for Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze, according to reports in France.

The Nigeria attacker, 20, has established himself as one of Europe's most promising talents and has been linked with a move to France with Lyon.

But, according to French publication Foot Mercarto, Liverpool are also eyeing a move.

They say that Lyon have cooled interest because Chukwueze's release clause of £53.5m, although apparently Villarreal would accept an offfer of around £34m.

Chukwueze is a Nigeria international and has scored three times in 18 games for Villarreal this season, who are 9th in La Liga.

He was part of Nigeria's Under 17 World Cup winning team in 2015.

Liverpool have made one signing in the January transfer window so far, bringing in Takumi Minamino from Red Bull Salzburg for £7.25m.

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