Liverpool reject bid for ace, Edwards standing firm

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Liverpool have been masters of selling players in recent years.

They are very good at moving those unwanted players out of the club for big fees.

Think back to 2017/18; they received £25m from Crystal Palace for Mamadou Sakho, a defender not in their first-team plans. In 2018/19, they got £19m for Dominic Solanke from AFC Bournemouth and £12.6m for goalkeeper Danny Ward from Leicester City. Last summer, they pocketed £19.9m for Danny Ings.

It is a habit that has continued into 2020/21, with Dejan Lovren moving to Zenit St Petersburg for over £10m despite an error-strewn Anfield career.

And it appears that they are looking to repeat the trick with Harry Wilson.

The 23-year-old spent the 19/20 season on loan at Bournemouth and has made just two senior appearances for the Reds.

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Nevertheless, there is interest in his services and Football Insider reports that Burnley have tabled a £12m bid for the forward.

Liverpool, though, have rejected that offer, as sporting director Michael Edwards is sticking to his asking price of £15m.

Jurgen Klopp is said to have greenlit the prospect of Wilson leaving, but time is running out; the transfer deadline falls on Monday.

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There are said to be a number of interested parties along with Burnley; Leeds United, Southampton, and Newcastle United are also monitoring developments.

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

This would be great business from Liverpool.

They have helped develop Wilson but he has mainly gone out on loan, playing for Crewe Alexandra, Hull City and Derby County before his spell at Bournemouth.

He is a Wales international and has won 17 caps, and is clearly a talent; he has a knack of taking exceptional set-pieces and has scored seven goals in 31 outings in the Premier League.

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Receiving £15m for him would be a lovely boost to the Reds’ coffers and also give him the chance to set down some real roots at a new club.

This is a win-win from every side.

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