Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish to meet Cliftonville's Rory Donnelly

Cliftonville striker Rory Donnelly is expected to have talks with Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish on Tuesday about a possible move to the Anfield giants.

Dalglish contacted the the Irish League club on Sunday to register his interest in the prolific 19-year-old.

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Dalglish interested in Donnelly

Cliftonville have accepted an offer of around £100,000 from Swansea for Donnelly while the player has also been linked with Everton.

"We've registered our interest, that's as far as it goes," Dalglish said.

The Belfast club want Donnelly's future to be sorted out before Christmas.

Donnelly has already met with Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers and Everton manager David Moyes.

Rodgers said on Monday that he was confident of signing the Northern Ireland Under-21 international.

The forward has scored 17 goals this season, several of them spectacular, leading to interest from several clubs.

Everton and Brentford were among prominent suitors before Swansea put in a firm bid last week.

A Cliftonville statement said on Sunday that they would not be entering into any new dialogue with interested parties after Friday.

"Cliftonville this week announced the acceptance of a transfer offer from Swansea City FC for striker Rory Donnelly," the club stated.

"The club are also aware of interest in the player from a number of other sources and has responded to a series of tentative enquiries in recent weeks.

"We are, however, keen to bring the issue to a conclusion as soon as possible."

Lawlor told the BBC that he wanted "the best deal for club but ultimately it's about the player and what is best for Rory at this stage in his young career".

The Cliftonville chairman acknowledged that the transfer speculation is in danger of becoming a distraction to the team and manager Tommy Breslin.

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