Liverpool are interested in signing another midfielder after securing the signings of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai at Anfield, Sport BILD journalist Christian Falk has told GIVEMESPORT.
According to Sky Sports News reporter Melissa Reddy, Liverpool are considering a transfer for Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich as a long-term replacement for Fabinho, who could be in contention for a transfer to the Saudi Pro League this summer.
Speaking to De Telegraaf, Gravenberch revealed his desire to play more at Bayern Munich after joining Ajax Amsterdam for £20million last season and hinted a departure could be on the cards if he’s not allowed to do so.
“I just want to play more, preferably at Bayern Munich,” he told the Dutch media company.
“If not, in a club where I will play 100%, this is my preference. I don’t want another year like the one that just passed. I really learned a lot from it. But I just want to play football.”
However, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano (via the Liverpool Echo) has indicated that Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel has stressed that the Netherlands U21 international is still a “challenger” at the Allianz Arena.
“Ryan plays the challenger role. He has to make the most of this role,” said the German head coach.
Transfer insider Dean Jones told GIVEMESPORT last month that the door could still be open for Gravenberch, who has previously been described as “dominant” by his former youth manager Brian Tevreden, to sign for Liverpool this summer.
And German journalist Falk hinted that Liverpool have already held talks with Bayern over Gravenberch’s arrival and that their tough stance on the situation may soon wane.
Speaking about Liverpool’s pursuit of Gravenberch, Falk told GIVEMESPORT: “You are interested. There have been discussions in the past. However, they have received comments that Bayern Munich are unwilling to sell at this time.
“But that could change, because training started at Bayern Munich last Saturday and there will be competition. Leon Goretzka, the German international, plays in the same position, so Thomas Tuchel can decide who will be his first choice.
“After that, Bayern will have to sell players because if they want Harry Kane, it will be expensive. So this could be a topic in the coming weeks.
“At the moment Bayern Munich will see everyone in training, including Goretzka and Gravenberch. Marcel Sabitzer was also in his medical.
“They have to sell if they want to get money from a club. In this case it could be interesting.
“Gravenberch’s management has already held talks with Milan. There was also a meeting in Amsterdam on how they plan for the future. So, this topic is still hot.”