Liverpool “are interested in Bournemouth striker Arnaut Danjuma … but Villarreal leads the chase”
Liverpool “have an interest in £ 21million Bournemouth striker Arnaut Danjuma … but Europa League winner Villarreal leads the hunt” for the 24-year-old Netherlands international
- Arnaut Danjuma scored 17 goals for the Bournemouth Championship side last season
- Villarreal reportedly saw £ 12million offer rejected for Dutch striker
- MARCA also claims Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have shown interest in him
- Scott Parker admitted last week that he doesn’t know if he will remain a Cherry player
Liverpool have registered interest in Bournemouth striker Arnaut Danjuma but the Dutchman is a priority for Villarreal, according to reports in Spain.
The 24-year-old scored 17 goals and provided eight assists for the Cherries last season as they reached the playoffs ahead of their loss to Brentford.
Europa League winner Villarreal has reportedly seen a £ 12million opening bid rejected by the league team for the Netherlands international.
Liverpool have reportedly registered interest in Bournemouth striker Arnaut Danjuma
Europa League winner Villarreal reportedly refused £ 12million offer for him
And MARCA claim that although the Spanish side remain keen to bring Danjuma to the club, they will not live up to the assessment of the £ 21million striker from Bournemouth.
Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keen on signing a new striker, with Wolves star Adama Traore – who is also interesting Tottenham – and Euro 2020 winner Federico Chiesa also reportedly on the radar.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher urged them to sign ‘someone who can score’ in the top three amid rumors Roberto Firmino will not be rewarded with a new deal after his contract expires current until 2023.
The same outlet confirms, however, that following Villarreal’s offer, Bournemouth reassessed Danjuma and this has caught the eyes of several top clubs including the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp reportedly keen to add a new striker to his Liverpool squad this summer
Speaking last week, Cherries boss Scott Parker admitted he was not sure Danjuma – who joined Club Brugge in 2019 – will be at the club for the start of the campaign against West Brom Friday.
When asked, Parker replied, “I don’t know, to be honest with you.
“Obviously, we’re in a transfer window right now. The club rejected an offer for Arnie.
While the Reds have yet to decide which striker they will advance to, they have managed to tie members of their existing squad to new deals.
Scott Parker (second from left) has said he is unsure if Danjuma (second from right) will stay at the club
Midfielder Fabinho has followed Trent Alexander-Arnold in pledging his long-term future with the club in a deal that will keep the Brazilian at Anfield until 2026.
Sportsmail understands that an exceptional extension deal for goalkeeper Alisson Becker is next on the top priority list at Anfield.
It is understood that Liverpool are also considering a new long-term deal for striker Mohamed Salah, who finished last season behind Harry Kane in the golden shoe race.