By Harvey Byrne

Wigan have reignited their bid to sign Liverpool youngster Cameron Brannagan, according to a reliable journalist.

Alan Nixon, who has a transfer column in the Sun following decades at the Daily Mirror, has revealed on his personal Twitter account that the 20-year-old midfielder is a target once again for the Championship club and that they have a chance of signing him.

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This report comes after Brannagan revealed that he wanted to prove his worth at the Reds next season.

The Liverpool Echo claimed that Wigan were willing to pay in excess of £1million for the youngster, but they were told there wasn’t a chance of a deal being done.

However, it seems as though the Reds have had a change of heart with Nixon claiming that Wigan have a realistic chance of landing the highly-rated youngster.

Brannagan served as the captain of  Liverpool’s Under-21s side last season.

The youngster was handed his Premier League debut by Jurgen Klopp against Swansea in May.

The attacking midfielder has also represented England at Under-18 and Under-20’s level winning two caps for both sides.

Liverpool have parted ways with several of their promising youngsters this summer with Jordan Ibe and Brad Smith both leaving the club permanently.

Adam Bogdan has also left the club to join Wigan on-loan during this summer’s transfer window and Brannagan could be following the Hungarian goalkeeper to the Lancashire side.

There’s a lot of players fighting for a place in Liverpool’s midfield next season, including Jordan Henderson, Emre Can, James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Lucas Leiva and Marko Grujic and Brannagan may find first team senior football hard to come by next season if he doesn’t leave the club.

In other Liverpool transfer news, Everton have thrown their hat into the ring as they look to beat a whole host of Premier League sides to sign Reds striker Christian Benteke.