Liverpool set to hijack Manchester City"s move for Crewe"s Dan Smith

Liverpool set to hijack City's move for Crewe youngster Smith

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11:30 GMT, 23 March 2012

Liverpool want to take Crewe's Dan Smith, 16, from under the nose of Manchester City.

City boss Roberto Mancini had agreed a 300,000 fee for the midfielder.

Wanted: Dalglish is keen on taking Smith from under the noses of City

Wanted: Dalglish is keen on taking Smith from under the noses of City

The Manchester club have been tracking Smith for several months, but is yet to complete a medical at City and Liverpool believe this is a signal they will be able to swoop for the youngster.

City's interest stretches back as far as May, and it seemed a deal was forthcoming after their scouts saw him score in a 2-2 U18 match between Crewe and Stoke.