According to Devon Live, Liverpool and Chelsea are set to lose out on the signature of Exeter starlet Ben Chrisene to fellow Premier League side Aston Villa.
The Mirro report that the Villains have also bested Bayern Munich’s efforts to sign the 16-year-old.
Chrisene became Exeter’s youngest player ever when he featured for the Grecians in a Carabao Cup tie against Coventry last August.
Devon Live report that Chrisene has turned down League Two outfit Exeter’s offer of a professional contract, unless compensation is agreed a tribunal will determine the ace’s transfer fee.
This is certainly shaping up to be a major coup for Villa, Frank Lampard is personally tried to persuade the ace to join Chelsea, whilst Jurgen Klopp invited the talent to be a VIP guest at a Reds game.
Chrisene even turned out for Bayern’s youth team at one point last season.