Leeds United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of midfielder Harry Wilson according to the Birmingham Mail.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are now set to be the favourites to sign the Liverpool man should he leave Anfield this transfer window.

Wilson consistently impressed whilst on loan at Derby County in the 2018/19 season and the Welsh international is a sought after player by a whole host of Championship and Premier League clubs.

The 22-year-old scored 16 times for the Rams as he helped in their quest for promotion from the Championship although they ultimately fell short as they lost in the Play Off Semi Final to Aston Villa.

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Jurgen Klopp was in contact with Derby throughout Wilson’s time at the club although it is expected that if a permanent deal with another club isn’t agreed then he will be allowed to go out on loan once more in order to gain more first team experience.

Following his breakthrough season at Pride Park it is thought that Klopp would prefer Wilson to go out on loan to a club in the Premier League which would all but end hopes of Leeds signing him.

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Wolves have been known to have taken an interest in the midfielder with an offer in the region of £20million having been reported as a fee they would be looking to pay.

Liverpool boss Klopp feels it would be best for Wilson to experience top flight football at another club before being brandished with the pressures of playing for the European champions.

Wilson is undoubtedly a wanted man this summer and should Wolves progress with their interest it would be a huge blow for Leeds and Derby County.


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