Liverpool refuse to lay down in their battle with Manchester City for Feyenoord prospect Rodney Kongolo.

City are regarded as favourites for the exciting Dutch talent.

However, the Daily Mail says Liverpool remain in talks with the player's agent in a bid to sign him next month.

The sticking point for agreement is understood to have been wages, with the player's camp looking for around £6,000 per week.

Kongolo, who has two brothers, Holland U21 international defender Terence, 19, and nine year old academy prospect Fidel, has been likened to Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira,

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