Fabrizio Romano issues update on Liverpool-linked attacker Reds were reportedly in a two-horse race for

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Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Borussia Dortmund are close to reaching an agreement with PSV for Liverpool-linked striker Donyell Malen.

The Reds were thought to be locked in a two-horse race for the highly-rated Netherlands international though have fallen short in this particular transfer battle.

The hunt for a new forward will likely continue for Jurgen Klopp’s men, with The Athletic having recently noted the Premier League outfit’s interest in West Ham United’s Jarrod Bowen.

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Scoring 19 league goals in the Eredivisie last term, the Dutchman had attracted international attention with his performances at a domestic level.

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It’s a blow to have ultimately lost out on the centre-forward, though far from being the end of the world.

Knowing our recruitment team – and as has already been demonstrated by the link with Bowen – Liverpool’s list of potential targets will be long and it wouldn’t be entirely unsurprising to see us identify a relatively unknown name in Europe or beyond as a suitable option.

Realistically, we need a forward with a clear eye for goal who can challenge our current three starters but who is young enough to accept the need to fight for a place, for now.

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