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Jurgen Klopp learns very exciting news that No 1 Liverpool target ‘only wants’ Anfield switch

Jurgen Klopp celebrating a Liverpool win

Liverpool’s chances of sealing the Fabio Carvalho transfer this summer have been given an enormous shot in the arm.

The Reds came within a whisker of signing Fulham’s 19-year-old forward on deadline day. Personal terms were agreed and a medical was passed, but the finishing touches could not be applied before time ran out.

Nonetheless, hopes at Anfield remain high of landing their man when the summer rolls around.

Indeed, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano recently reported Liverpool have scheduled further talks with Fulham for later in February.

With many elements of the deal already agreed, Liverpool will be able to sign the Portuguese-born flyer in the summer – presuming both clubs and Carvalho remain on board with the transaction.

However, a new threat to Liverpool’s chances of signing Carvalho emerged in the media on Saturday.

That’s after reports in Italy claimed AC Milan are also in the mix. As per Calciomercato, the Serie A powerhouse are also making moves behind the scenes.

It’s stated Milan’s efforts to land Carvalho are already ‘well underway’. Milan can sign a pre-contract agreement with Carvalho, and club chiefs Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara have been ‘active’ with the player’s representatives in recent weeks.

Furthermore, Milan believe their big lure will come from something they can offer that Liverpool can’t. Given the difference in quality between the forward lines of the two sides, Milan could reportedly push Carvalho straight into their starting XI from day one.

Carvalho transfer to Reds is ‘on’

However, in a boost for Klopp, Sunday World journalist Kevin Palmer has a significant and exciting update on the deal.

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He claims that ‘sources close to the deal’ now claim an agreement is in place to sign the attacking midfielder this summer.

As well as this, club chiefs have been ‘assured’ that Fulham are not open to discussions with any other club over Carvalho. In addition, the homegrown ace is ‘making it clear’ he ‘only wants to join Liverpool’.

‘Crazy’ to give up on Fabio Carvalho – Klopp

Unusually for a deal that is not yet secure, Klopp has also been talking recently about the teenager.

In his presser on Friday, the German offered an update on proceedings. The German said: “I don’t know, we will see. Obviously we are still interested in him, it would be crazy if not.

“But in the moment it’s not in our hands. Marco [Silva, Fulham manager] said it all in his press conference.

“It was late before the transfer window closed again and in the end it didn’t work out. But we will see what happens.”

Indeed, the very fact that Klopp was willing to discuss Carvalho has led some to further theorise that a deal to bring him to Anfield is likely.

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