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Liverpool beat Chelsea for son of gun Cooper

Liverpool have won the battle to sign Alex Cooper, the 16-year-old son of former Aberdeen star Neale Cooper on a three and a half year contract.

The youngster who plays for Ross County, will move to Anfield after the clubs agreed a £100,000 fee.

Cooper, capped by Scotland Under-16s, is a winger and has been chased by a string of English clubs, including Chelsea when Jose Mourinho was still manager.

His father Neale, said: "All his family are delighted Alex has been given the opportunity to sign for Liverpool.

"He could have gone to one or two other clubs but he just loved the way he was treated by Liverpool when he was there."

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