Liverpool set for transfer ‘blow’ as ‘bumper offer’ for in-demand striker prepared

Liverpool have been quiet in the transfer window so far - but the rumour mill is continuing to turn.

Liverpool could be set for a transfer ‘blow’ - according to reports.

The Reds are yet to add to their ranks during the winter trading period, but have been linked with no shortage of players.

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And one of the more persistent links has been that to Raphinha of Leeds United - with Jurgen Klopp’s side said to be one of a number of admirers courting the Brazilian.

The 25-year-old has scored eight times this season and is also thought to be on the radar of Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

But the Star report that sides chasing Raphinha could be set for disappointment, with Leeds United preparing a ‘bumper’ new contract offer in a bid to ward-off interest.

While the former Rennes man still has more than three years remaining on his current deal, the Whites have already held talks with the player’s agent - and they are said to be ‘progressing smoothly’.

Elsewhere, Sport Bild claim that Nantes are ‘pushing’ to sell Randal Kolo Muani to Liverpool this month.

They state that the French side would rather see Muani join the Reds than Eintracht Frankfurt, who are also interested.

The 23-year-old is now entering the final six months of his contract, hence Nantes’ desire to strike a deal during the current window.