LIVERPOOL are on the verge of signing Sunderland teenager Luca Stephenson, reports claim.
The 15-year-old midfielder is considered to be one of Sunderland’s brightest youth prospects.
And Jurgen Klopp and Co are eager to snap up his services after monitoring the youngster’s progress on Wearside.
Initial reports suggested that Liverpool would need to pay a £500,000 compensation fee.
But the Chronicle now say the League One club will have to settle for considerably less – around the £200,000 mark.