Liverpool report: Reds dealt blow as World Cup star offered new contract by current club

Yunus Musah
Yunus Musah impressed for the USA at World Cup 2022 (Image credit: Getty)

Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of USA international Yunus Musah, according to reports.

The midfielder starred for Gregg Berhalter's side in Qatar, including in a 0-0 draw with England in Group B.

The Reds have been monitoring the 20-year-old, who has a release clause of £86.2m in his Valencia (opens in new tab) contract.

However, in response to the mounting interest in one of their star players, los Che are ready to offer Musah a new deal.

That is according to a report by 90min (opens in new tab), which states that Valencia have already opened talks with the player's agent.

They will no doubt seek to raise his release clause and could also offer him an extension, even though his current contract runs until 2026.

Musah, who is valued at £17.25m by Transfermarkt (opens in new tab), spent seven years on the books of Arsenal (opens in new tab) as a youngster.

He represented England at under-15, under-16, under-17 and under-18 level, before pledging his international allegiance to the country of his birth in 2020.

Musah made his Valencia debut in the same year and has since gone on to rack up 99 appearances for the Spanish giants.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is though to admire his blend of technical and physical qualities, but Valencia are determined to hang on to a player they believe has a bright future ahead of him.

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Jurgen Klopp's side are also considering a swoop for Sofyan Amrabat (opens in new tab), who has starred for Morocco at the World Cup. Tottenham (opens in new tab) are also monitoring the Fiorentina man.

Liverpool are one of three Premier League clubs (opens in new tab) interested in signing Declan Rice, who looks set to leave West Ham (opens in new tab) at the end of the current campaign.

The Reds are also thought to be at the front of the queue (opens in new tab) to land Rice's England team-mate, Jude Bellingham. The teenage star is a target for several major clubs around Europe.

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