Harvey Elliott complicates Liverpool transfer pursuit with Jorge Mendes also involved

The Reds are rumored to be keeping tabs on an exciting young Fulham prospect by the name of Fabio Carvalho after he was scouted at the top of the Liverpool pecking order.

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Premier League transfer rumors – January 14

Liverpool are monitoring the situation surrounding young Fulham star Fabio Carvalho as the Reds look to attack the Cottagers again with an outgoing talent.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have already met those at Craven Cottage after deals surrounding Harvey Elliot’s move from west London to Merseyside in the summer of 2019 left a sour taste in the mouths of those at Fulham.

If Liverpool are to succeed in luring Carvalho to Anfield, they will have to overcome any unease that still exists after compensating Elliott for a relatively modest amount.

Liverpool will also have to deal with notorious super agent Jorge Mendes in all deals to land Carvalho, according to The sun.

Mendes, whose client list includes Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho, is said to help his brother (who is Carvalho’s real official representative) find a potential buyer.

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Fabio Carvalho is wanted by several Premier League teams, including Liverpool

The Reds aren’t the only club interested in potentially signing Carvalho, with other Premier League sides West Ham and Leeds also rumored to be considering parting with £5million for his services. .

Carvalho has also caught the attention of the whole continent with Portuguese titans FC Porto watching him, but the Portuguese theme doesn’t stop there.

Those at the top of Fulham’s pecking order will wonder whether it would be wiser to cash in on the 19-year-old now or hope for a bigger transfer fee this summer.

Carvalho has enjoyed an excellent start to the league season this term, scoring three goals in his first four league games before his form was wiped out by a toe injury and contracting Covid-19.

The dispute over Elliot’s transfer stems from a rule which states that when a player under 24 moves clubs on a free transfer, his former team owes compensation for their role in his development.

The Cottagers wanted up to £7million for the talented midfielder but Liverpool were unwilling to pay such a sum.

As a result, the Professional Football Compensation Committee ruled that Liverpool should pay an initial £1.5million for Elliott in February last year.

Harvey Elliott returned to training for the first time since September

They also included performance-linked conditions of up to £2.8 million in future payments as well as a 20% sell clause.

Elliot has since established himself as one of the Premier League’s most exciting midfield prospects under Klopp’s stewardship.

He is currently nursing a long ankle injury after sustaining a horrific fracture on a trip to Elland Road in the 3-1 away win this season.

Although his return date for competitive action is unclear, Elliot has already returned to first-team training much earlier than expected.

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