Liverpool are interested in signing Leeds United's Raphinha along with Chelsea & Barcelona

Liverpool are interested in signing Leeds United's Raphinha along with Chelsea & Barcelona

Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Liverpool are one of the clubs interested in signing Leeds United's Brazilian star Raphinha.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side have been linked with a lot of forwards over the past 12 months.

West Ham's Jarrod Bowen, Leicester City's Harvey Barnes and former FC Porto winger Luis Diaz were all reported to be on Liverpool's watchlist.

The Reds ended up making a move for Diaz in January due to Tottenham trying to steal him from under the noses of Michael Edwards & co.

Despite signing the Colombian, reports about Liverpool signing another forward player have not gone quiet with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino's contracts all set to expire in 16 months' time.

One player who has been constantly linked with a move to Liverpool is Leeds United's Raphinha.

The Brazilian is having a very good season despite Leeds currently being in a relegation fight. Scoring nine goals and grabbing three assists in 27 games, Raphinha will be hot property if Leeds do get relegated.

Now, transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Liverpool are amongst a host of clubs currently interested in the Brazilian.

He also goes on to say that Barcelona are also interested in Raphinha, along with Chelsea. However, Thomas Tuchel's side are currently now on standby due to the situation unfolding at Stamford Bridge.

Romano finishes off by saying that none of the clubs have spoken to Leeds about a potential transfer as their stance on selling Raphinha will depend on their future in the Premier League.

Anfield Watch Verdict

There are positives and negatives to Leeds being relegated from the Premier League this season.

On one hand, if they go down then you can get Raphinha for a massively reduced price. On the other hand though, if Leeds do get relegated then the list of suitors goes from a small handful to potentially dozens of clubs bidding for his signature.

With Liverpool also not being able to offer him guaranteed game time, that could take the Reds out of the race straight away.

However, if Raphinha has his heart set on joining Liverpool and following in the footsteps of Diaz and Diogo Jota, who are now playing fairly regularly, then he could have a very successful career at Anfield.

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