By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool and Manchester City will fight it out in January for young star Ante Coric, according to a report.
The Sun have claimed that the two Premier League title chasers will continue their pursuit of the 19-year-old, who chose to stay with Dinamo Zagreb in the summer.
The young star revealed in the summer window that he was a medical away from joining Jurgen Klopp’s team, but decided he wanted to stay in Croatia with Dinamo.
“I am happy such big clubs want me, but I want to play with my favourite team in the Champions League,” he told Omnisport, as quoted by AOL.
“It was up to me to decide, all I needed to do was a medical, but I want to stay at Dinamo, where I can give a lot more.”
Coric broke through the Zagreb academy in 2014, making his debut against RNK Split.
He has established himself as a key player for his side at his young age, while also winning two caps for Croatia.
Already winning the Croatian league twice, Coric has made 16 appearances for his side this season scoring two goals and providing four assists in all competitions with his team sat in second place after 13 matches in the top division.
He still has four years left on his contract with Dinamo and if the summer is anything to go by then he is not in any hurry to leave.
In other Liverpool transfer news, Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne’s agent is pushing for talks with the Reds to help end his stay in Naples.