Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is ready to firm up his interest in Ipswich Town striker Connor Wickham.

The Sun says Dalglish is after Ipswich wonderkid Wickham - but will have to battle with Sunderland.

Black Cats boss Steve Bruce is prepared to pay £8m for the striker, 18, while the Reds hoped to get him for £2m less.

Ipswich want £11.5m.

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