Eze TALKS, Carvalho WANTED, Murillo BID, Yoro HOPE, Morton offer REJECTED - Liverpool transfer news today

Here is your Liverpool FC transfer recap for Thursday 27 June following another busy day of rumours and reports. 

The Reds are yet to formalise any deals but the links keep on coming, with Eberechi Eze, Leny Yoro and Murillo among the latest names in the frame.

Tipped for departures are Tyler Morton and Fabio Carvalho.


Liverpool open Eze talks

Liverpool have contacted the representatives of Crystal Palace winger Eberechi Eze over a potential summer deal with Manchester City and Tottenham also interested. 

That’s according to The Palace Way, which claims the ground is being prepared for potential incomings at Selhurst Park amid interest in Eze and fellow forward Michael Olise. 

The Reds had been credited with Olise but it looks like the winger will be on his way to Bayern Munich instead

Palace are attempting to safeguard against losing their creative duo by making a bid for Club Brugge star Antonio Nusa. 

Anfield Watch can also confirm that reports of a £60 million release clause in the contract of England international Eze are not accurate. 

The 25-year-old scored 11 goals and added four assists in 27 Premier League outings for Palace last season and, like Olise, his output really picked up following the appointment of Oliver Glasner as head coach. 

Carvalho wanted by multiple clubs

Incoming Liverpool boss Arne Slot faces a big decision this summer regarding one of the club's top young talents.

Portugal under-21 international Fabio Carvalho finds himself at something of a crossroads. The young attacker is set to return to Merseyside for pre-season training after a season out on loan split between Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and Hull City in the Championship.

While his time in Germany was underwhelming, his stint at Hull showcased his potential.

The 21-year-old bagged nine goals and two assists across just 20 appearances in the English second tier, raising hopes for his future at Liverpool.

However, his form on Humberside has not gone unnoticed. Clubs from at least five countries are now reportedly expressing interest in the young midfielder, according to The Mail.

Fabio Carvalho Hull City

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In the report, it says that Carvalho is “being courted by many in England and on the continent”, with a “growing list of suitors”.

Clubs from England, Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands are reportedly among those circling, many of which have qualified for Europe next season.

Former club Fulham, along with newly promoted Southampton and Leicester City, are among the English clubs linked with Carvalho, dating back to when his loan at Leipzig was terminated in January.

Race on for Murillo

Liverpool's hopes of signing Nottingham Forest centre-back Murillo have been bolstered with the Midlands club up against the clock as they grapple with severe financial pressures.

For the second consecutive season, the club is in danger of violating the Premier League's profit and sustainability rules. Last season, they received a four-point deduction, which seriously threatened their top-flight status.

Now, according to football finance expert Stefan Borson (in quotes given to Football Insider), Forest must generate a trading profit of £20 to 25 million by Sunday to address their financial shortfall and avoid another points deduction.

As a result, Nuno Espirito Santo's team require immediate profits from player sales and hope to offload several fringe players in the coming days.

However, with the deadline fast approaching, key players like Murillo or Morgan Gibbs-White might also be sold to meet the financial requirements.

Murillo of Nottingham Forest, wanted by Liverpool

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Murillo, 21, joined Forest last summer from Corinthians and has since become a crucial member of the side's defence, appearing 36 times across all competitions.

But despite his importance to the Tricky Trees, the Brazilian defender could be sold due to his significant market value, which is currently at a minimum of £40 million, considering Murillo's contract extends until 2028.

Liverpool are known to be among the clubs monitoring Murillo’s situation closely, and a move could make a lot of sense considering the side's defensive issues last season, especially after Joel Matip’s season-ending injury suffered in December.

Liverpool won't give up on Yoro

It's not a foregone conclusion just yet. In fact, Liverpool's pursuit of Lille centre-back Leny Yoro has taken a fresh twist, despite Real Madrid seeming to have the deal all wrapped up.

As reported by Anfield Watch, the Reds remain on standby should the 18-year-old French centre-back's deal with the European champions fall through.

Now, however, Football Insider is reporting that Liverpool are still actively in contact with the player's representatives, despite the Lille defender already informing Real Madrid of his desire to join them - and agreeing personal terms.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano went even further. Speaking on Playback, the Italian said that three clubs had made direct contact "in the last 24 to 48 hours".

“So, Leny Yoro wants to go to Real Madrid, Leny Yoro is giving priority to Real Madrid, Leny Yoro wants Real Madrid since October-November, it’s not something new. But, it depends on Real Madrid," he said.

“If Real Madrid wants to close the deal, Yoro will be their player because he wants to go there, no doubt. But in case they don’t complete the deal, PSG, Liverpool and also Man United, in the last 24-48 hours, called for Leny Yoro and confirmed their genuine interest.”

Leipzig's opening offer for Morton rejected

After enjoying a successful loan spell in the Championship last season, interest is high in Liverpool midfielder Tyler Morton this summer.

The deep-lying midfielder made 41 appearances in all competitions for Hull City, scoring three goals and registering five assists as the Humberside team ultimately failed in their late push to finish in the play-off places.

The Times recently reported that the 21-year-old's form last season had attracted suitors from across the continent, including Sevilla, Feyenoord and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Tyler Morton Hull City Liverpool

Tyler Morton Hull City Liverpool

Now, German side RB Leipzig are seemingly at the front of the queue.

According to journalist Florian Plettenberg, "concrete talks" have taken place between the two clubs, and Morton himself appears open to the idea of joining the Bundesliga side.

Plettenberg also revealed that Leipzig initially proposed a loan deal with an option to buy. However, this opening offer was promptly rejected.

While the Reds are open to a temporary move for Morton, their current hesitation to sanction a deal centres on the terms of the loan.

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