Liverpool are in active talks with agent Mino Raiola about a possible move for PSV Eindhoven star Donyell Malen this summer, according to a report.
PSV boss Roger Schmidt has admitted that he expects to lose the attacker.
According to De Telegraaf (via Sport Witness), Schmidt is looking to offload the player by July 21. That is the date of PSV’s Champions League qualifier against Galatasaray.
Schmidt reportedly wants his squad in situ to avoid any unnecessary distractions.
Liverpool have consequently had links with his transfer. And now Voetbal International journalist Marco Timmer, via Sport Witness, says the Netherlands forward has been given permission to speak to other clubs.
One of those clubs is believed to be Liverpool, who have been speaking with Raiola over the 22-year-old’s personal terms.
“He (Roger Schmidt) doesn’t really expect Malen and Dumfries back,” Timmer told Voetbal International
“On the other hand, I believe they have to report back on 19 July. There is not enough movement yet to say that there is already a transfer (but) we also know that things can go fast.
“I have spoken to some people within PSV who indicate there has been nobody concrete yet, not for Madueke. Not for Ihattaren, not for Dumfries, not for Malen yesterday.
“Yes, of course, there are negotiations going on, and with that, it can also be counted on the negotiations that in this case, Mino Raiola is conducting with Dortmund or Liverpool, for example, for Malen and Inter and Everton for Dumfries, so he has been given that space. They are allowed to talk to other clubs, and then, at some point, it can go fast.”
Dortmund chase Sancho replacement
Malen has scored 55 goals in 116 PSV games but his international displays have increased his profile further.
He impressed for Holland at Euro 2020 despite the Oranje’s round-of-16 exit to the Czech Republic.
Malen made four appearances at the tournament and grabbed two assists and plenty of admirers on the way.
Borussia Dortmund are also believed to be keen on his signature as they seek out a replacement for Jadon Sancho. Manchester United have agreed a deal in principle with Dortmund for Sancho.
The England winger is expected for a medical in Manchester after Euro 2020 when he officially pen a deal at Old Trafford.
Dortmund will be armed with around £73m from the sale of Sancho and so will have the financial muscle to rival the likes of Liverpool.