Liverpool and Chelsea are in a two way battle for Hoffenheim starlet Nick Breitenbucher. The Guardian reports that the 17-year-old is being courted by the EPL giants. 

Liverpool are thought to be keen on the player and have an extensive scouting network in Germany. 

The Reds have structured their recruitment strategy on signing talented youngsters for the future. 

The Reds have signed the likes of Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg before they turned 18.  Breitenbucher is the latest on the club’s list with talks having begun with Hoffenheim. 

Chelsea meanwhile are looking to add the talented youngster to their high profile youth academy. 

The blues have reaped the fruits of investing in youth teams with about 8 former Academy graduates in the first team this season. 

Manager Frank Lampard is known for giving youth players opportunities to prove their worth to the first team. 

Hoffenheim are open to selling I’m the summer and could fetch a decent fee for the teenage star.

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