Liverpool transfer boost as Barcelona wonderkid ‘Gavi, 17, rejects THIRD contract offer and could force summer exit’

LIVERPOOL have been handed a transfer boost in their bid to sign Barcelona wonderkid Gavi, with the midfielder reportedly turning down a THIRD contract offer.

The 17-year-old burst onto the scene at the Camp Nou at the start of this season and has impressed new boss and club legend Xavi.

Xavi, who was one of the best midfielders of his generation, is a big fan of Gavi.

He has labelled the midfielder "an incredible talent."

Xavi said: "He’s an incredible talent and a joy to coach.

"At 17, to already have made such an impact and play with the national side is marvellous."

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But according to Sport and Marca, Gavi is yet to agree to new terms with his contract due to expire in the summer of 2023.

A third offer was put before Gavi but it was turned down.

However, Barca are hopeful Xavi’s plans for the club will be enough to convince Gavi to stay.

The news of Gavi's latest rejection of a new deal will be music to Liverpool's ears, with boss Jurgen Klopp said to be a big fan.

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Klopp's title-chasing Reds are reportedly willing to offer Gavi £80,000-a-week.

That's a significant increase on Gavi's supposed £1,600 he picks up weekly.

Gavi would also be handed an eye watering £8million signing on bonus.

The four-cap Spain international is seen as an ideal long-term replacement for Thiago Alcantara.

Liverpool could, however, face stiff competition from fellow Premier League clubs.

Rivals Manchester United are rumoured to be interested in the midfield maestro, as are Manchester City.

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