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Sports : Liverpool ‘in talks’ over £34m deal for Netherlands forward Donyell Malen, who Arsenal sold to PSV Eindhoven for less than £1m in 2017

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Liverpool are in talks with PSV Eindhoven over signing Netherlands international Donyell Malen, according to reports.

The Dutch forward scored 19 goals and registered eight assists in 32 Eredivisie matches last season.

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Malen has kickstarted his career with PSV after struggling for first-team action at Arsenal

He is currently with the Netherlands squad at Euro 2020 and has assisted two goals in three matches.

Sky Sport Germany claim Liverpool are in discussions to sign Malen, who is valued at around £34million.

The 22-year-old’s stock has risen significantly since he was sold from Arsenal to PSV for just £540,000 in 2017.

Malen joined the Gunners as a teenager from Ajax in 2015, but failed to make a senior appearance for the first-team, before returning to his homeland.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp looks set to bolster his attacking options as Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah will be away on Africa Cup of Nations duty midway through the 2021/22 campaign.

Malen is hoping to help the Netherlands win Euro 2020 this summer

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Malen is hoping to help the Netherlands win Euro 2020 this summer

With the uncertain futures of Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi, Malen would be welcome arrival at Anfield.

Malen, who is able to play as a winger or central striker, could also ease the pressure on Roberto Firmino to score goals for Liverpool.

Last month, Liverpool announced the £36m signing of Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.

The French defender will compete with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Nat Phillips for a starting spot in the back-four.





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