Liverpool handed boost in their pursuit of Murillo

Liverpool could have a small window of opportunity to sign a Nottingham Forest defender. Murillo for less than his asking price. 

According to Football Insider, Liverpool might have a minor chance of signing Murillo on a cut-price deal before June 30. Nottingham Forest are on the brink of breaching PSR rules if they cannot raise around £20-25 million before June 30, as a sale of the 21-year-old South American could cover for those issues. 

Liverpool can sign Murillo for a low fee?

Nottingham Forest continues to value their key defender Murillo at £40 million, although given their unique situation, they could potentially offload him for less than that price. The club are embroiled in financial troubles with the PSR and may have to raise around £20-25 million through player sales before June 30. 

They have a weak defence, but losing a player like Murillo would be a big blow for Forest ahead of the new season. They would further need to curtail their spending so as not to breach PSR regulations on a consistent basis, although the latest suggestion is that they might have to sell someone like the 21-year-old South American on the cheap as they are expecting bids for the defender

Liverpool, who have held an interest in Murillo, could have a unique opportunity to sign the Brazilian for a fee close to £20-25 million, given the defender’s experience in the Premier League and boasting a left-footed profile that the Merseysiders lack in their squad. 

While the window is a short one to sign Murillo on the cheap, this will also alert a few other clubs keeping tabs on the 21-year-old South American. For now, the period may appear very short for Liverpool or others to make an offer and complete the deal. Hence, the likelihood of this deal happening in such a short time seems unlikely, and if Forest were to keep him beyond the June 30 deadline, his price would go up after that. 

Liverpool considering left-footed defensive options

Arne Slot has reportedly prioritised a move for a left-footed defender this summer to bring about some solidity in the position. Eintracht Frankfurt’s Willian Pacho remains a target, and so does Goncalo Inacio of Sporting CP, with both those centre-backs carrying similar price tags. 

Any decision will have money as an important part of it, as Liverpool will look not to overpay for those targets. Meanwhile, they are hoping to keep Virgil van Dijk, who remains the firm starter for the club in that left-sided centre-back position, as another player there as his cover or competitor will strengthen Arne Slot’s backline. 

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