Liverpool have reportedly received a £16m bid from Burnley for Wales winger Harry Wilson.
Despite successive impressive loan spells with Championship club Derby County and Premier League outfit Bournemouth, it looks likely Wales international Wilson will leave Anfield before Monday’s transfer deadline.
The 23-year-old is not in Jurgen Klopp’s plans, it would seem, and a clutch of clubs, notably Leeds United and Burnley, are thought to have registered an interest in the talented wide man.
However, Goal now report that Liverpool have indeed received an offer of £16m — an initial £12m with £4m in add-ons — from Premier League rivals Burnley.
The report adds that the bid falls “some way short” of Liverpool’s asking price, which is believed to be closer to £20m.
The future of Xherdan Shaqiri will also play some part in where Wilson’s future lies too, it is thought. Should the Swiss leave Anfield it is believed Klopp will be more inclined to hang on to Wilson to prop up his options in the wide areas.
But with October 5’s deadline fast approaching, the Reds are thought to be mulling over the £16m offer as time is certainly against them.
Premier League clubs cannot trade with other top flight clubs after October 5; they can only do so with Championship clubs or below in a domestic-only window up until October 16.
The Reds have recruited Thiago from Bayern Munich for £27m, Diogo Jota from Wolves in a £41m deal and Kostas Tsimikas for £12m, but they could recoup a sizeable chunk of that outlay in the coming days.
Wilson is one player who could leave before the close of play on Monday, but offers for two other players have also already been received.
Rhian Brewster is someone who could also leave Merseyside before deadline, with Sheffield United now firm favourites to buy the talented young striker.
Brewster announced himself in the Football League last season when his 11 goals in 22 games for Swansea City helped propel them into the play-offs – and helped to attract a number of suitors in the process.
With Roberto Firmino, Jota, Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino already at Klopp’s disposal, chances for 20-year-old forward Brewster look slim and the Blades are offering him a get-out.
Goal report the Bramall Lane club have lodged a bid of £20m for Brewster, a deal which could rise to £26m with add-ons, but claim Liverpool will insist on inserting a buyback clause in any deal.
And, lastly, there is former Cardiff City loan star Marko Grujic.
The midfielder appeared in Liverpool’s Carabao Cup win over Lincoln City last week, his first outing for the club since December 2017, and even managed to get himself on the score sheet.
However, the acquisition of Thiago only adds to the abundance of talent which the Premier League champions now have in their midfield ranks and Grujic looks resigned to the fact he will leave.
Borussia Monchengladbach were said to have held an interest in signing him, while the midfielder has spent the last two seasons on loan at Hertha Berlin and is set to be open to a permanent move to the Bundesliga.
Liverpool value the player at £20m and while the report says the Reds have received a bid for the Serbia international, it is unknown from which club or indeed the amount.