Ligue 1 club emerged as shock favourites to sign Liverpool winger

Reims have reportedly emerged as the surprise frontrunners to secure a season-long loan deal for Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo.

The England Under-21 international is surplus to requirements for the current campaign, and the attacker has been linked with a number of Championship clubs.

However, according to L’Equipe, Liverpool are in negotiations with Reims over allowing the 21-year-old to play in France for the rest of the season.

The report has claimed that Ojo is keen to finalise the temporary switch, with Liverpool likely to extend his contract before any departure.

Reims have made a strong start to the new Ligue 1 campaign, with the club sitting in sixth place in the standings after three games.