Liverpool are fielding interest in academy winger Harvey Blair, with at least six clubs touted with interest after his surprise first-team debut.
Blair has been part of the Liverpool youth setup since under-12 level, and was given an unlikely opportunity to start under Jurgen Klopp in 2021.
Since then, though, he has remained part of the under-21s ranks, scoring five goals in 20 appearances last season, with injuries limiting him to eight starts.
This season could see him gain further senior experience, with clubs in both England and Scotland weighing up loan offers.
Jonathan Low, former journalist for Berkshire Live, reported last week that Reading were “looking at” the 19-year-old ahead of a potential move.
Their interest comes amid claims from Football Insider that fellow League One sides Portsmouth, Burton Albion and Leyton Orient were also monitoring the situation along with Aberdeen and Kilmarnock.
It would come as no surprise if Blair, 19, was to spend the campaign out on loan, with his pathway to the first team at Liverpool a difficult one.
Reading were in contact regarding a transfer for Clarkson prior to his switch to Aberdeen earlier this summer, while there have been informal dealings with Portsmouth in recent years too.
The opportunity to start regularly at first-team level would be a major boost to Blair, though it may prove a tough decision to uproot his young family.
As well as Blair, the likes of Chambers, Sepp van den Berg, Jarell Quansah, Owen Beck, Billy Koumetio, James Norris, Bobby Clark, Layton Stewart and Mateusz Musialowski could all move on temporary or permanent deals this summer.