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Liverpool have reached an agreement with Fulham on a fee for Fabio Carvalho.

Despite being willing to spend up to £8.4 million for the highly rated teenager, Liverpool were unsuccessful in their quest to recruit Fabio Carvalho from Fulham on deadline day. Fulham rejected Liverpool’s opening bid of £5 million for a player out of contract this summer after a day of difficult negotiations between the teams.

After reaching an agreement on the increased cost, Liverpool ran out of time to finalize personal terms and complete a medical with the 19-year-old. Fulham’s plan to keep the player on loan for the rest of the season also caused problems.
Given the tremendous competition expected for his signature at the end of the season, Jürgen Klopp has brought forward interest in the Portugal-born winger, who can also play as an offensive midfielder.Liverpool were prepared to offer the England under-18 international a five-year contract after he scored eight goals in 19 appearances for Marco Silva’s Championship leaders this season, but with the arrival of Luis Daz from Porto, they missed out on a second signing of the window.
However, a deal to bring Carvalho to Anfield may be renegotiated, with a pre-contract arrangement allowing him to join after his Fulham contract expires. Liverpool did loan right-back Neco Williams to Fulham for the remainder of the season, and they also permitted central defender Nat Phillips to join Bournemouth on a similar arrangement in other dealings with a promotion-chasing team.
Phillips, 24, has attracted a lot of interest this month, with Liverpool getting two £7 million bids and queries from Newcastle and Leicester. However, the potential of more regular first-team playing with Scott Parker’s side appealed to both the player and the club.
Newcastle offered a loan with a purchase option if they avoided relegation. A bid from Leicester was also made, but Liverpool reckoned the defender would only be a back-up option for both Premier League suitors. Burnley had hoped to sign Phillips if James Tarkowski left, but that has not happened.
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