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Liverpool have blown Manchester United out of the water to agree a deal to sign Polish rising star Jakub Ojrzynski, Football Insider understands.

Both of the Premier League big hitters have been pursuing the goalkeeper, 16, with a view to recruiting him in this summer’s window.

A Liverpool source has told Football Insider they have won the race to land the teenager after agreeing personal terms with the player and the structure of a £200,000 deal with his club Legia Warsaw.

The Merseysiders have been persistent in their bid to beat United to Ojrzynski’s signature and he should jet in to England imminently to put pen to paper on a deal.

Liverpool regard the Poland youth international as a young keeper of great promise and regard him as someone capable of eventually playing first-team football.

He has been earmarked to join the likes of Shamal George, Vitezslav Jaros, Kai McKenzie-Lyle and Ben Winterbottom in the youth team set-up at Kirkby.

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The plan is for Ojrzynski, who has previously had trials at Liverpool and Man United, to compete for a place in the Under-18s and Under-23s.

In other Liverpool news, it can be REVEALED that the club are about to pocket a jawdropping £242million.