Liverpool will not let star player leave despite Saudi club’s €50m verbal offer – Reports

Liverpool are unwilling to sell Luis Diaz this summer, despite a €50m offer from Saudi Arabian Al Hilal, reports suggest.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has said the Colombian winger is heavily involved in Reds boss Jurgen Klopp’s plans, despite interest from the Saudi Pro League.

Roman wrote on Twitter:
“Liverpool do not intend to consider a €50m verbal approach from Al Hilal to Luís Díaz. It is part of Jurgen Klopp’s long-term plans. Liverpool want Luís to stay and be part of the team this season, despite Saudi appeals.”

Journalist Paul Joyce told The Times earlier this week that the former FC Porto star has attracted interest from Al Hilal. However, the reporter claimed that no official offer has yet been made to the Merseyside team. Joyce said (via Empire of the Kop):

“Luis Díaz is the latest Liverpool player to come to the attention of the Saudi Pro League and Al-Hilal are keen to sign him. Al-Hilal are managed by Portuguese coach Jorge Jesus and sources in Portugal and Colombia have confirmed their interest in the winger, however, no offers have been made.”

He admitted Liverpool were reluctant to sell the Colombia international and that Diaz is expected to be part of the club’s pre-season tour. The Reds secured Diaz’s services from Porto in January 2022 for £37.5m. The Colombian winger helped the club win the FA Cup, the English Super Cup and Carabao Cup.

Diaz made 47 appearances for the Merseyside club in all competitions, registering 11 goals and eight assists.

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