Derby boss Frank Lampard to beat rival Steven Gerrard to Liverpool starlet Harry Wilson

DERBY are in pole-position for Liverpool kid Harry Wilson.

Rams boss Frank Lampard looked to have stolen a march on his old rival Steven Gerrard for the young Kop attacker who is available on loan.

 Derby are chasing Liverpool kid Harry Wilson on loan

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Derby are chasing Liverpool kid Harry Wilson on loan
 Frank Lampard is up against pal Ranger boss Steven Gerrard for Harry Wilson

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Frank Lampard is up against pal Ranger boss Steven Gerrard for Harry Wilson

The Championship side have come up with the best offer for the Welsh youngster ahead of a host of other sides in the English second tier.

Rangers also fancied their chances of convincing Wilson to move north of the border and Scottish champions Celtic were monitoring his situation.

Wilson, 21, was pulled out of Liverpool’s pre-season game at Bury yesterday as they prepare to finalise the move to the Rams.

Liverpool are happy for Wilson to play in the Championship for a leading contender and under new boss Lampard – despite the lure of Gerrard or even Brendan Rodgers.


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 Steven Gerrard was hoping his Liverpool connections would help land Harry Wilson

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Steven Gerrard was hoping his Liverpool connections would help land Harry Wilson
 Harry Wilson caught the eye on loan at Hull last season

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Harry Wilson caught the eye on loan at Hull last season

Stoke City were also keen while Hull City hoped to have him back for a second spell after an excellent breakthrough time with them last season.

Wilson made 14 appearances at the KCOM last season and his form was rewarded was a senior international debut against Mexico in May.

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Derby are also chasing Manchester United defender Demetri Mitchell.

Lamps is looking to bag the left-back who was on loan at Hearts last season for around £500,000.

The Chelsea legend could also go back to his old stomping ground for highly-rated schemer Mason Mount.

Mount,19, impressed on loan at Vitesse Arnhem in Holland last season and is looking to continue his development next season on loan in the East Midlands.

DERBY are in pole-position for Liverpool kid Harry Wilson.