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Liverpool join race for England U20 prodigy after Arsenal see bid rejected

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According to reports from The Telegraph, Liverpool are ready to rival long-term admirers Arsenal in the race to sign Leicester City prodigy Ben Chilwell. 

The 18-year-old has already made quite the impression since signing for Huddersfield on a three-month loan last month, boasting four tackles, six interceptions, four clearances and six successful take-ons from his two Championship outings.

Arsenal have been courting the left-back for some time and already seen one bid rejected by the King Power Stadium outfit, who intend to integrate Chilwell into their first-team squad once his Terriers loan expires in January.

The Gunners are expected to revive their interest next year – most likely in the summer – but they now face competition from divisional rivals Liverpool, after scouts from both clubs were spotted running the rule over the England U20 during a 2-0 win over Birmingham City on Saturday.

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner worked as Borussia Dortmund’s reserves manager under Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool gaffer will use that connection to get a better assessment of Chilwell’s potential.

Leicester, meanwhile, are likely to offer the prodigious defender a new contract within the next few months, which could put a move to the Emirates or Anfield on hold for the time being.

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