According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Liverpool has jumped on Manchester United by making a £43 million proposal to buy Ryan Gravenberch, a midfielder for Bayern Munich, during the summer transfer window.
According to the online news source, Manchester United has also expressed concrete interest in signing the Dutch international. Still, it has yet to make any official offers.
The Italian daily claims that Liverpool has proposed to sign Gravenberch and is prepared to spend £43m (€50m) to complete a deal this summer, so the Reds have confirmed their interest.
Newcastle United reportedly made a bid as well. Still, Bayern Munich is reportedly unwilling to sell. It has yet to fix a price for the midfielder, so Liverpool will still have to fight to get a deal approved.
To strengthen their midfield for the upcoming season, the Reds have contacted several players, including Jude Bellingham, Mason Mount, Alexis MacAllister, and Manuel Ugarte.
Because of the financial commitment, Bellingham is reportedly headed to Real Madrid as Klopp’s team withdrew from the competition to sign the Borussia Dortmund midfielder. The 19-year-old had been connected with a move to Anfield. Still, any deal for him is expected to cost well over £100 million, which is said to be more than half of Liverpool’s transfer budget.
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Since James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Naby Keita’s contracts will expire at the end of the current campaign, Klopp will need to add reinforcements, and Gravenberch has emerged as a significant target.
When Liverpool was first mentioned as a potential destination for Gravenberch, he chose to sign with Bayern Munich. The 20-year-old has needed help getting regular playing time since Jamal Musiala, Leon Goretzka, and Joshua Kimmich are selected over him. As a result, things have gone differently than anticipated.
TuttoMercatoWeb reports that while Bayern does not intend to offload the highly-touted teenager in the summer, Gravenberch demands that he will play more next year or be forced to leave the team.
He has made two goal contributions in 30 appearances across all leagues for Bayern, most of which were as a substitute.
He became one of the most promising young players in the Netherlands during his time at Ajax after helping the Dutch powerhouse win three Eredivisie championships and two KNVB Cups. When Gravenberch earned his first Holland cap in 2021, he moved to the sixth-youngest Dutch international.