Villarreal reject Liverpool’s ₦14.1B bid for Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze in January transfer window, according to France Football reports.

The 20-year-old Nigeria international has attracted the attention of Europe’s top clubs – including Liverpool and Chelsea- after Lionel Messi placed him third in his vote for the Kopa Trophy, an award for players under 21 but the former Golden Eaglets ace eventually finished ninth in the poll, which is voted for by ex-Ballon d’Or winners.

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However, France Football who claim the Reds lodged a £29.5million bid for Chukwueze who made his senior debut for the La Liga club 18 months ago but had it rejected as Jurgen Klopp is desperate to replenish Liverpool ranks with Swiss forward Xerdan Shakiri no longer seen as a capable alternative to star man Mohammed Salah.

Chukwueze who is believed to have a £55million release clause is contracted to Villarreal until 2023 has scored just three goals and registered one assist in 22 league appearances.
The Yellow Submarine are bracing themselves for a summer transfer scrap for his signature with Lyon, Chelsea and Manchester 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.


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