Liverpool Block Move For Sheyi Ojo
Newcastle United's intention to get a Nigerian-born youngster Sheyi Ojo on loan from Liverpool has been turned down by the Reds reports from England suggest.
It is understood that the 20-year-old is being monitored by a host of clubs following his performances at the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea earlier this month, where he helped England to their first world title at any age level since 1966.
Newcastle United, Burnley and Middlesbrough are already named to be interested in taking the youngster on loan, although it is understood that other parties are also keeping tabs on the situation.
However, the Liverpool Echo reports that manager Jurgen Klopp is eager to run the rule over Ojo during pre-season training before making a decision over his short-term future.
Ojo was limited to just two FA Cup appearances for Liverpool last season due to injury, but he has more extensive first-team experience from previous loan spells at Wigan Athletic and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Though Ojo has already turned up for the Young Lions, he is still eligible to play for the Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles.