Liverpool have reportedly informed Bayern Munich that they are ready to make a formal offer for midfielder Ryan Gravenberch.
The Reds’ interest in the 21-year-old has been well documented, with their first attempt to sign him going back a year ago when he was still at Ajax. But having missed out on him last summer, they are back for his signature this season.
Liverpool are not alone in their interest in the Dutchman, as Manchester United were also keen. Initially, Bayern were uninterested in sanctioning a deal.
But things have changed in the last couple of days, with the Bavarians open to selling, given that Thomas Tuchel does not rate the 21-year-old highly.
Gravenberch, who is valued at around £30m, did not train with his colleagues on Thursday morning as he remained on standby for negotiations.
According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Liverpool have opened negotiations with Bayern Munich for the permanent signing of Gravenberch.
Meanwhile, highly respected transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims that Liverpool are waiting for Bayern’s green light before submitting their ready bid for the Dutchman.
Per the reports, Gravenberch wants to move to Anfield, but Bayern want to secure a replacement before they can sanction the deal.
Fulham’s Joao Palhinha is high on the Bavarian’s radar. A deal for the Fulham midfielder could affect the success of the deal.
Gravenberch joined Bayern for £21m last summer on a five-year deal, with the Bavarian giants beating off interest from Manchester United to secure his signature.