Liverpool saw €35m right winger bid rejected in January

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Liverpool saw a €35million bid to bring Samuel Chukwueze to Anfield rejected last month, according to a report in France.

The 20-year-old Nigeria international was linked with Liverpool last summer, but he played down the interest at the time.

“I am aware that there are several interested teams, but I am still a Villarreal player and there is nothing concrete,” he told Marca.

Foot Mercato then claimed last month that Chukwueze had been “promised” to a Premier League club.

Now, according to France Football the Premier League leaders Liverpool made an offer for the player, but were rebuffed by Villarreal.

The winger, who only made his senior debut for the Yellow Submarine 18 months ago, is believed to have a €65million release clause in his contract.

Lyon, Chelsea and Man City have also been linked with the wide man, who has previously made no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League after missing out on a move to Arsenal as a teenager.



Chukwueze, who has four goals and four assists this season, told Tribal Football in May: “Playing in England is still an ambition for me.

“I need to keep on working hard and to keep improving. I really want to play in England.

“It was very close for me to sign for Arsenal, almost had the contract in my hands. Unfortunately, it did not work out fine with my academy due to the side of agreement and payment. They did not agree with the terms of the contract.”