Liverpool 'internally discuss' Douglas Luiz signing

Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz is the latest name to be linked with Liverpool, as the Reds continue to look for another midfielder before the summer transfer window closes.

Despite bringing in midfield trio Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Wataru Endo, Liverpool are still in the market for another player in the centre of the park – specifically someone 'multi-functional'.

Ryan Gravenberch and Cheick Doucoure have been the most discussed names of late, while Anfield Watch understands that a move for Fluminense's Andre Trindade is highly unlikely.

However, according to journalist Ben Jacobs, Villa's Luiz is another name that has been discussed internally, although the Reds haven't yet formally launched a move to sign the 25-year-old. Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jacobs also confirmed the much-publicised line that Liverpool are actively looking to recruit another midfielder.

He said: "Douglas Luiz is a name that has been discussed internally by Liverpool. I'm not aware of any movement at this point. I think that it's crystal clear that Liverpool wants to add between now and the end of the window if the right name becomes available."

Jacobs also provided an update on Ryan Gravenberch, who hinted that he could secure a transfer before the transfer deadline after Bayern Munich's 3-1 win against Augsburg on Sunday, amid reported interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.

He added: "I would still keep an eye on Ryan Gravenberch because that's a long-standing Liverpool target and the player is keen on the move. It's just a case of Bayern insisting they don't want to sell and we wait and see towards the end of the window whether anything changes there. I think from Liverpool's point of view as well, because they put that £111m down unsuccessfully for Moises Caicedo, they've sent a message out to the market that they've got big money to spend."

Luiz has been at Villa since 2019, signing from Manchester City for around £15m.

The nine-cap Brazil international has made 155 appearances for the Villans in all competitions and was a near ever-present in 2022/23, featuring in 37 out of 38 league games and scoring six times.

Last week it was reported that another Villa midfielder, Boubacar Kamara, had also been discussed internally at Liverpool.

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