LIVERPOOL and Tottenham are set to go head-to-head for £20million-rated Sheffield United kid David Brooks.
The Mirror report the two Premier League sides are leading the chase for the highly-rated 20-year-old, despite Brooks signing a four-year contract last month.
Brooks was as the Manchester City academy before moving to Bramall Lane in 2014.
The midfielder has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks and played a role in the Blades sealing promotion to the Championship last term.
Brooks has continued his good form this season as Chris Wilder’s side are just two points behind leaders Wolves.
United side have a superb reputation for developing young talent with the likes of Kyle Walker, Kyle Naughton, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Harry Maguire all making an impact in the Premier League.
Brooks is tipped to be the next in line to make the jump to the big time, and his form has been rewarded with a call up to the Wales senior squad despite helping England win the Toulon Youth tournament in June.
Liverpool and Spurs watched on as Brooks made his full international bow for the Welsh against Panama and were so impressed they are prepared to spend big to seal his signature.
The £20m fee mooted was supposed to ward off any potential suitors, as the Blades will hope they can hold on to their prized asset due to their league position and the prospect of back-to-back promotions.