​Liverpool will insist on inserting a buy-back clause in any deal involving winger Ryan Kent, according to the ​Daily Star.


The 20-year-old enjoyed a productive stint on loan at Barnsley last season, scoring three goals from midfield, but he doesn't appear to be in Jurgen Klopp's plans for the upcoming campaign.

Tranmere Rovers v Liverpool - Pre-Season Friendly

​Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe reportedly approached the Reds regarding the player's availability and has received positive feedback as they are open to selling him albeit having rejected the offer of a loan deal from Celtic. 


However, they won't be doing any business if the Cherries are averse to having a buy-out clause as part of the deal.


Kent has been with ​Liverpool since the age of seven. He progressed through the ranks at the club and now features for their Under-20 side.

He must have impressed Klopp at one point, though, having gotten recalled from loan by the German after spending the first half of the 2015/16 season with Coventry.


After rejoining his parent club, Kent was handed his first senior appearance in a 2-2 FA Cup draw against Exeter, which remains his only first-team outing to date.

England U20 v Czech Republic U20 - International Match

The youngster made 42 appearances for​ Barnsley in the ​Championship last term, and has represented England at Under-18 and Under-20 level.


Given Liverpool's desire to avoid burning bridges, though, one can surmise that there's certainly something special about him.


Kavan Flavius is a regular contributor to the Official Chelsea Guest Fan Blog, find him on Twitter @KavanFlavius.