Liverpool reject £12m Burnley bid for Wilson as deal stalls

By Wayne Veysey

2nd Oct, 2020 | 11:19am

Exclusive: Liverpool reject attacker bid as deal collapses, Edwards wants another £3m

Liverpool have rejected a £12million bid from Burnley for Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson as talks over the transfer collapse, Football Insider understands.

Sean Dyche’s side are reluctant to meet the asking price for the 23-year-old after a deal seemed likely last week.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards is insisting on a minimum £15m for Wilson and is not budging.

Jurgen Klopp has given the green light for the attacking midfielder, 23, to leave on a permanent deal after three impressive spells out on loan.

But he has still yet to finalise a move ahead and is running out of time ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline.

Tellingly, Wilson was named in the starting XI for Liverpool’s League Cup tie against Arsenal last night that ended in an exit from the competition after the match ended goalless and was decided by penalties.

The left footer was surprisingly involved while other exit-linked attackers Rhian Brewster and Xherdan Shaqiri did not make the matchday 18.

Wilson is keen to secure a move to another Premier League club and wants to join a side where he would be a regular starter.

Burnley have stolen a march on multiple other interested clubs, including Leeds United, Southampton and Newcastle United.

Wilson is regarded by many teams as a matchwinner and with the potential to develop into a real star.


He scored seven goals in 35 matches for Bournemouth last season as they were relegated after previous free-scoring spells at Derby and Hull City.

Wilson is contracted to Liverpool until 2023 after signing a five-year deal in the summer of 2018.

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