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German journalist drops major update on Bundesliga star after 'Liverpool transfer clue spotted'

Rory O'Callaghan

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German journalist drops major update on Bundesliga star after 'Liverpool transfer clue spotted'

Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch is reportedly set to remain with the Bundesliga club for the remainder of the campaign, despite rumours linking him with a loan move to Liverpool.

Gravenberch, 20, joined Bayern from Dutch club Ajax in the summer in a deal worth up to £20m.

The midfielder, who was linked with Manchester United before his move to Germany, has struggled for game time since joining the Bavarian club.

In total, he has played just 221 minutes in the Bundesliga this season, although he has made 18 appearances in all competitions – the vast majority of which have come from the bench.

As a result, he has been linked with a loan move away from Bayern in January.

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Gravenberch's agent 'spotted' at Anfield

On Tuesday, it emerged that Gravenberch's agent Rafaela Pimenta had recently visited Liverpool.

She posted a picture to Instagram of herself outside Anfield on Saturday, when she seemingly attended Liverpool's draw with Chelsea in the Premier League.

It led to speculation that she was on Merseyside to discuss a potential loan move for Gravenberch.

Liverpool are in desperate need of midfield reinforcements this season, with the Reds currently ninth in the table – 10 points off the top four.

Gravenberch loan move ruled out

However, Sky Sports Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg insists Gravenberch will not be moving to Liverpool this month and is set to remain at Bayern.

"It's decided and no doubt: He has to stay at #FCBayern," tweeted Plettenberg.

"No transfer in January. Within the club they still believe in him.

"A loan to Liverpool or to another club is NO topic."

Who could Liverpool sign instead?

Liverpool have been linked with other midfield targets this month, including Benfica's Enzo Fernandez, Brighton's Moises Caicedo and Fiorentina's Sofyan Amrabat.

However, the Reds could face difficulties in signing any of those player before the end of the transfer window.

Liverpool would likely need to pay Fernandez's £105m release clause at Benfica to sign the Argentina international, with Chelsea also in the hunt for his signature.

Brighton have slapped a £100m price tag on Caicedo and are unwilling to sell him in January, according to The Times.

Amrabat, meanwhile, is a potentially cheaper option at around £35m but Fiorentina are reluctant to allow him to leave this month, with a summer transfer more likely.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Football, Premier League, Bayern Munich, Bundesliga, Transfers

Rory O'Callaghan
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