Liverpool are plotting a move to sign Leeds United sensation Jack Clarke, Football Insider sources understand.

The attacker, 18, has been fast-tracked into the United first team in recent weeks and has made a big impression as an impact substitute for the Championship promotion hopefuls.

A number of Premier League clubs have been linked with Clarke, who signed his first professional contract with Leeds on his 17th birthday in November of last year.

A source close to the situation has told Football Insider that Liverpool are among the big guns closely monitoring the future of the wonderkid following a series of eyecatching performances in recent weeks and are weighing up a swoop.

Clarke has made six United first-team appearances, all of which have been as a substitute, and helped turn the recent Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United in his team’s favour by coming on at half-time and supplying the assist for Pablo Hernandez’s goal in the 1-0 win.

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The teenager has risen through the ranks at Elland Road and has a contract that runs until the summer of 2021.

Manchester City and Chelsea are also keeping close tabs on Clarke, along with Everton.

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