Liverpool have been looking for a second round of talks with Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch.
The Reds have been widely reported to have already met with Gravenberch as they try to tie up a summer move. And now according to Sport BILD, Liverpool have reached out to the Dutch midfielder once again.
They claim that a ‘delegation’ from Liverpool have ‘sought talks’ with Gravenberch over the last couple of days. A meeting has reportedly been set up and is set to take place in the Netherlands, seemingly in the near future.
Despite personal contact with the player being made, it’s claimed that the Reds are yet to get in touch with Bayern directly.
There’s possibly good reason for that, too. According to BILD, the German champions still have no desire to sell the 20-year-old.
Liverpool continue Gravenberch push
Whether or not this deal gets done is likely to become clear in the coming weeks. Liverpool are apparently trying to finalise their summer business early on in the window.
If Bayern continue to dig their heels in, you can see the Reds getting the message and moving onto other targets. They certainly have options drawn up who they can fall back on.
Liverpool appear to have turned Gravenberch’s head, though. If his club do come around to the idea of letting him go, it should be easy to come to an agreement on his side at least.
Then there’ll be the question of fee. There had been reports that Liverpool will be trying to sign Gravenberch for around £25m. Given Bayern’s current stance on a sale, that now seems completely impossible.
Instead, the Reds will likely have to pay a hefty premium on top of the £20m or so that the Munich side paid for him 12 months ago.
Should that amount to £40-50m, Liverpool probably won’t see it as a bad deal. Gravenberch is a potentially ‘special’ player after all, despite his Bundesliga struggles. Fingers crossed the meetings go smoothly and things move forward.