Liverpool news: Dyche pulls plug on Wilson deal at Burnley

By Wayne Veysey

2nd Oct, 2020 | 8:00pm

Sources: Manager pulls plug on Liverpool 23-yr-old signing after 8-figure bid

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has pulled the plug on a deal to sign Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson, Football Insider understands.

This site revealed on Friday morning that the transfer was set to collapse after the Reds, who have set a £15million price tag on the 23-year-old, rejected a £12million bid from the Clarets.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the 23-year-old’s move has now fallen through after Dyche himself made the decision not to continue pursuing a deal with the reigning Premier League champions.

It is understood the Burnley boss is happy with what he has got in his squad at Turf Moor and does not believe that Wilson represents good value for money at £15million.

A deal between the two Premier League clubs seemed likely last week but the Reds’ refusal to compromise on price means he remains at Anfield ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline.

Jurgen Klopp has given the versatile winger the green light to leave the club permanently after a series of loan spells at Hull City, Derby and Bournemouth.

There has been plenty of interest in Wilson from other English sides, including Leeds United, Newcastle United and Southampton, but it remains to be seen if a deal can be struck over the coming days.

Wilson, who has 17 caps under his belt for Wales, netted seven times in 31 Premier League games for Bournemouth last season as the Cherries were relegated to the Championship.

He has played just twice for Liverpool’s senior side since coming through the youth ranks on Merseyside, including in Thursday’s League Cup defeat to Arsenal.

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