MANCHESTER UNITED and Arsenal have been dealt a blow to their transfer plans.
It comes after a picture emerged online of target Ryan Gravenberch wearing a Liverpool shirt.
The Bayern Munich midfielder was seen wearing the Reds' shirt from the 2019/20 season.
And amid the race to sign him in the summer, the photo will come as a major boost to Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp is desperate to freshen up his ageing midfield with some new signings.
The Times report the Dutchman will have a price tag of just £25million in the summer, putting him well within budget for the clubs after him.
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Gravenberch represents a much cheaper alternative to Jude Bellingham.
Liverpool pulled out of the race to sign the Englishman after being quoted a price of £130m by Borussia Dortmund.
Dutch outlet De Telegraaf have reported the 20-year-old is open to a move to Liverpool following a meeting between his representatives and the club last week.
Gravenberch has struggled for game time since moving to Germany from Ajax last summer.
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He has started just once in the Bundesliga, appearing as a sub on 17 occasions.
Both Man Utd and Arsenal are also looking for central midfielders in their own right.
The Gunners have been targeting stars such as Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo for some time, while United remain keen on Frenkie de Jong.
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