Liverpool pose 'interesting' offer for £8m Eredivisie star

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Liverpool remain the frontrunners for FC Utrecht striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, according to his agent.

There has been growing speculation in recent days that the 21-year-old could be set to seal an imminent switch to Merseyside, but it has now emerged that - despite interest from Liverpool - there have been no formal discussions regarding a potential transfer.

“We have not had a formal call from Liverpool yet,” Louis Laros told

“Liverpool are the main club following Ricky, but he is being followed by some big clubs throughout Europe and of course England, but without doubt, Liverpool is an interesting club for Ricky. But for the moment we keep his options open and we wait and see.”

And, although Liverpool have registered their interest in the Dutchman, the Anfield club are thought to be considering holding fire on an official £8 million bid until January due to the player's current fitness.

“I know they are [Liverpool] interested in him and they are following him. I think they are looking at him as a signing in the future, but possibly not immediately.”

“Also his injury could be an issue with a move remember. I don’t think that a formal offer will come from Liverpool in this transfer window."

Liverpool have also been linked with moves for Sevilla striker Alvaro Negrado and Ajax captain Luis Suarez as owners New England Sports Ventures look to invest in their squad during the January transfer window.

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