It is understood Lee Johnson's side have lined up a £2.5m bid for the Spaniard to bolster their midfield ranks but Norwich, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, are preparing to scupper the deal with their own 11th-hour bid for the talented 19-year-old.
The Bees are understood to be interested in bringing him back, but both Norwich and Bristol City are the front-runners for the youngster's signature. Both teams have been encouraged to make the moves following the uncertainty surrounding
The midfielder is yet to a sign a new deal for the Reds with reports suggesting that his weekly wage demands have caused frictions. Talks apparently stalled between the two parties following
Norwich's interest is thought to have stemmed from the sale of Nathan Redmond to Southampton for £11m with the Canaries keen to sign a replacement for the winger.
Should Norwich or Bristol successfully land
The 19-year-old made an appearance for Jurgen Klopp when he came on as a substitute against West Brom in the 1-1 draw in May.