Man Utd in Transfer Battle With Liverpool Over Birmingham Prospect Romello Mitchell

Manchester United are set to face competition from rivals Liverpool over Birmingham City starlet Romello Mitchell.

The 16-year-old has been in terrific form for the Midland side's academy teams, ​and impressed again for Birmingham's Under-16s despite the side falling to a 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The ​Daily Mirror report that Mitchell's performances in front of watching scouts this season has made it difficult for the Championship side to keep a hold of their young prospect.

The striker, who only turned 16 this month, scored a memorable brace against ​Liverpool in the U16s Blades Cup final as Birmingham beat the Reds 8-4 last year, having already starred in the semi-final against United.

The report adds that Blues boss Garry Monk is understood to be braced for offers for the talented forward, with a clutch of ​Premier League and Championship sides said to be interested.

Despite his age, Mitchell has been a regular for Birmingham's U18s and has scored on numerous occasions this campaign for the club's higher age groups.

With Mitchell still too young to sign a professional contract, any potential departure from St Andrews would see ​Birmingham only being entitled to receiving a small fee in compensation.

Garry Monk

Monk's side currently find themselves in 13th in the ​Championship, and return to league action on Tuesday evening as they take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

Source : 90min