LIVERPOOL will not allow starlet Bobby Duncan to leave — calling Fiorentina’s bid ‘derisory’.
The striker, 18, is a cousin of Anfield legend and Rangers boss Steven Gerrard and helped the Kop kids win the FA Youth Cup in April.
Serie A side La Viola are understood to have offered around £1.6million for an initial loan with the option to buy.
But Reds academy director Alex Inglethorpe dismissed it as ‘unrealistic’.
Sky Sports report that Duncan is frustrated by Liverpool’s stance and wants the chance to talk to Fiorentina.
He attracted a wide range of interest last season after he scored 32 goals in all competitions for the Under-18 side.
But Duncan is still a long way off from breaking his way into Jurgen Klopp’s first-team.
Nonetheless, the Merseyside giants remain adamant that Duncan has a long-term future at Anfield.
He played for Manchester City from the age of 11 before he completed his switch to Liverpool last year.
Danish side FC Nordsjaelland also reportedly launched a loan bid for the highly rated teenager, but Liverpool rejected their approach.