Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp is keen to take Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent on loan for the season.

The winger spent last season on loan at ​Barnsley and it is likely that he will be loaned out again this season. During his loan spell with Barnsley last term, he started 38 of the 46 games, scoring three goals and getting one assist. His statistics don't tell the whole story though, with Barnsley very impressed with his all-round performances. 

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​Birmingham are not the only team interested and according to The Mirror face strong competition from a whole host of other ​Championship sides that includes the likes of ​Leeds United. 

Premier League clubs are also said to be interested with Brighton and ​Bournemouth able to try and lure the winger with the promise of Premier League football. 

The 20-year-old came through the youth system at ​Liverpool, but he has only ever made one first-team appearance for the Reds, in the FA Cup against Exeter City in January 2016.

 Harry Redknapp is keen to bolster his squad in most areas for next season's campaign. 

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Having just about survived relegation with a result on the last day of the season, he is looking to construct a squad capable of finishing much higher than they did last season.

Redknapp is also keen on Kent's former teammate and Tykes captain Marc Roberts and has made an enquiry.

The 70-year-old has already landed ​Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale and is looking to add to his side before the start of the new campaign.