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Liverpool in talks with Bayern Munich for permanent signing of Ryan Gravenberch

Liverpool are in talks with Bayern Munich to sign the Netherlands international midfielder Ryan Gravenberch on a permanent deal, with the situation developing significantly on Wednesday, according to The Athletic.

The 21-year-old favours a move to Liverpool over his other potential suitors, including Manchester United, and the Reds are expected to submit a formal offer for the former Ajax star shortly if they believe the finances needed to get the deal over the line are achievable.

The Anfield club and Bayern are discussing their respective valuations, and while the Bundesliga club are willing to listen to offers for Gravenberch, a deal is not yet close and there is no guarantee it will happen.

The Germans also want to sign a replacement or be assured they would get one before letting the want-away Dutchman leave.

Liverpool have strengthened their midfield with the additions of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Wataru Endo this summer after losing James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but manager Jurgen Klopp still wants a player in the position having lost the battle for Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia to Chelsea.

Gravenberch joined Bayern from Ajax last summer but is eager to leave in search of regular first-team football having started just three league games in his debut campaign.

A change of managers has not improved his fortunes as Thomas Tuchel has only played him once this term, with the appearance coming off the bench against Augsburg last Sunday.

Klopp admires the midfielder and Liverpool will hope to succeed in their negotiations with Bayern as there are just a few hours left in the summer transfer window ahead of Friday’s deadline.

Agreeing personal terms with Gravenberch will not be a problem as he wants the move, and it will be interesting to see what happens in the coming hours as both clubs look to reach an agreement.

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