Liverpool are leading the chase to sign Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks.
The Welsh international looks set to leave the South Coast side after their relegation to the Championship, and, although several clubs are reported to be interested, Liverpool have emerged as the favourites to snap him up in a deal that could be worth up to £35 million.
Brooks moved to Bournemouth in 2018 from Sheffield United, and made a strong impression in his first season with the club, scoring 8 times in 30 appearances. However, injury then hampered his progress, and, although he regained his form and fitness after the restart, it was not enough to prevent his club sliding out of the league.
He is not the first player linked with an exit from Bournemouth, who have now named Jason Tindall as successor as manager to the departed Eddie Howe. Ryan Fraser declined to extend his contract beyond the end of the season, and Nathan Aké has signed for Manchester City for £41 million.
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