Brentford are reportedly confident in beating Liverpool to Johan Bakayoko, with both Premier League clubs interested in the 20-year-old.

According to TeamTalk, the Bees believe they can pip the Reds to the PSV Eindhoven prospect, with Bakayoko expected to leave Holland for the Premier League before Friday’s deadline.

One of the best talents in Europe and a player tipped to go straight to the top, it makes sense why Brentford believe they can beat Liverpool to Bakayoko’s signature.

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Praised by The Scouting App as an ‘extremely explosive’ winger, Brentford’s policy of developing young players has made the west London side one of the most efficiently run clubs in the Premier League.

Moreover, with Ivan Toney out until 2024, Bakayoko would be given a fair crack in Brentford’s starting XI under Thomas Frank, something the attacker might not get at Liverpool.

Indeed, Jurgen Klopp is clearly targeting a midfielder before Friday’s deadline, and with Liverpool stacked for attacking options, Bakayoko might feel like Brentford is a better move for his career.

Liverpool can afford to let Brentford win Bakayoko race

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Bakayoko is clearly set to one day become one of the best forwards in Europe having exploded onto the scene in the last 12 months, and Brentford could be a great move despite interest from Liverpool.

Whilst staying at PSV could actually be the best outcome for the youngster, a move to Brentford would see Bakayoko become a key player at one of the most exciting clubs in the Premier League.

Moreover, a season or two at Brentford could see Bakayoko win a move to a major club in the division, something Liverpool might entertain given their need for a long-term replacement for Mohamed Salah.

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