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Report: Liverpool suffer transfer blow as Romano claims club are about to sign 27-goal target

Liverpool reportedly never submitted an offer for PSV attacker Donyell Malen as the striker inches closer to a move to Borussia Dortmund.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Reds never made a bid for the Netherlands international.

The Sky Italia journalist claims that Liverpool’s interest in Malen was real, but the Merseyside did not make an official offer for the 22-year-old.

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As reported by Bild, the striker, who hit 27 goals last season, has had his medical with Dortmund. Malen will likely come in to replace Jadon Sancho, who signed for Manchester United earlier this week.

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Liverpool are keen to sign an attacker this window. Starting striker Roberto Firmino only hit nine goals in all competitions last season.

A lack of firepower played a role in the Reds’ poor attempt to defend their Premier League title.

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With Malen looking to move on this summer, Liverpool would have been an ideal destination for the former Arsenal academy star. However, Dortmund have acted first and now won the race for the youngster.

As reported by the Athletic, Liverpool want to offload players before they go into the market to make new signings. The Reds this week confirmed the sales of both Marko Grujic and Harry Wilson.

Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi might be sold this summer. Nat Phillips could also depart. Numerous clubs are keen on the Liverpool centre-back after a breakout season with the Reds last campaign.

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