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Liverpool line up Arsenal and Manchester United target as Jude Bellingham alternative

The Reds are set to spark transfer war this summer

Liverpool are reportedly ready to join Arsenal and Manchester United in any race for Bayern Munich outcast Ryan Gravenberch this summer as they look to bounce back from the decision not to enter negotiations for Jude Bellingham.

It was long assumed that the Reds were in the driving seat for the Borussia Dortmund star, but reports broke on Tuesday night that they had pulled out of any potential deal for the Englishman, with his £130m, hefty wages and added agents fees considered too expensive to a side set to be without the lucrative Champions League revenues next season.

Instead, they have decided to spread their wealth across more areas of the side, with new signings needed in both defence and midfield this summer as Jurgen Klopp’s side look to bounce back from a disappointing season.

And one of those options could be Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, with the midfielder having failed to really nail down a spot in Bavaria following his 20m switch from Ajax 12 months ago.

The 20-year-old has started just once in the Bundesliga, with Julian Nagelsmann preferring Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich in his midfield, while the impending arrival of Konrad Laimer is set to push the Dutchman further down the pecking order.

And, as per Foot Mercato, the youngster has no intention of spending another season warming the substitutes bench, a fact which means that ‘Gravenberch is seriously questioning his future’.

Having missed out on Bellingham, Liverpool could steal a march on their rivals and snag Gravenberch, widely considered one of Europe’s top talents, on the cheap this summer.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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