By Tom Blackburn
Liverpool are among the clubs who have dispatched scouts to assess Nottingham Forest winger Oliver Burke, according to a report.
The Mirror claim the Merseysiders and Arsenal are among the Premier League big guns trailing the highly rated 19-year-old.
It is said Crystal Palace are leading the race to sign the Scotland international Burke as manager Alan Pardew can lure him to Selhurst Park with the offer of first team football.
Forest have place an £8million valuation on the academy graduate, who broke into the first team at the age of 17.
Pardew has lost star winger Yannick Bolasie to Everton recently and is seeking attacking reinforcements in the form of Burke, with the view of bringing him straight into the first team.
Burke has 28 appearances for the Forest first team, scoring three goals. He has been a stand out performer in the early stages of this season, playing in all four of their games.
Forest won their opening match, beating Burton 4-3 as Burke found the back of the net, but they have lost their past two Championship games.
They won their EFL Cup first round tie 2-1 against Doncaster, with Burke playing 75 minutes.
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