Liverpool youngster Cameron Brannagan is set to leave the Merseyside club following a contract dispute with several Premier League and Championship clubs interested in securing his signature, according to a report on the Independent.

The Reds want Brannagan to sign a contract extension with the club before sending him out on loan as the playmaker only has a year remaining on his current contract.

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But the youngster won’t sign unless he is given concrete assurances over his Liverpool future as he wants to know if he will be given opportunities in the first-team in the future.

Brannagan spent last season on loan at Fleetwood Town where he was impressive and is said to be ready to make a step up to the Championship as Derby County are monitoring his situation.

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The 21-year-old has been left out of the Liverpool squad which is travelling to play in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

Brannagan has been training with the Reds’ under-23s and found the back of the net in their first friendly last week, instead of being with the first-team squad in friendlies against Tranmere and Wigan.

Premier League side Stoke City are said to be keen to take Brannagan off Liverpool’s hands as the youngster searches for regular first-team action.

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