- Samuel Chukwueze could be on his way to Liverpool when the season comes to an end
- Jurgen Klopp's side wanted to sign the Nigerian winger before January transfer window closed
- Villarreal however rejected Liverpool's £29.5m offer
Liverpool are reportedly interested in the signing of Nigerian and Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze following his impressive performances this season.
Jurgen Klopp's men were said to have offered Spanish giants Villarreal the sum of £29.5m for them to sign the Nigerian before the January 2020 transfer window closed.
But Villarreal chiefs are said to have rejected the offer from Liverpool thereby insisting that the Reds should meet their £55m release clause for the Super Eagles star.
After Samuel Chukwueze was placed third by Messi in his vote for the Kopa Trophy, the Nigerian emerged target for many clubs in Europe in which Chelsea are also said to be interested in his signature.
His career actually started flourishing in 2015 when he helped the Nigerian Under 17 team to win the FIFA World Cup scoring seven goals in 7 matches played.
Nigeria were crowned champions in the tournament in which Samuel Chukwueze was impressive in the championship.
According to France Football, Liverpool wanted to lure Samuel Chukwueze to Anfield in January 2020, but his club in Spain refused to accept the Reds' offer.
Liverpool chiefs want the 20-year-old to provide cover and serious competition for Egypt international Mohamed Salah at Anfield.
But Yellow Submarine were holding on to the sum of £55m which Liverpool could not meet during the transfer window.
His current contract at Villarreal will be coming to an end in 2023, but the Yellow Submarine are ready to do business with any club who can meet their release clause.
Samuel has not been able to pump in many goals this season for Villarreal as he has scored only three with 3 assists after 22 games.
Villarreal are also occupying eight position on the Spanish La Liga standings with 35 points after 23 games played so far.
Liverpool on the other hand are topping the Premier League standings and the Reds have established a 22-point lead on the table.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Liverpool and Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino reportedly emerged as main summer target for German side Bayern Munich who want him to leave the Premier League side.
Robert Lewandowski who has been leading the attack for Bayern Munich will turn 32 this summer and Bayern chiefs are looking for a perfect replacement who won't need much time to adapt to life in Germany.
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