LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 27, 2022: Liverpool's Fábio Carvalho during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. Liverpool won 9-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool receive “big-money” bid for Fabio Carvalho – not in Klopp’s plans

Interest in Fabio Carvalho is mounting after Jurgen Klopp admitted the “possibility” of a loan, with Liverpool now receiving a permanent offer too.

Speaking ahead of the final game of the season, Klopp told reporters that “there is a possibility that maybe Fabio will go on loan or whatever.”

“This was not Fabio’s best year of his career, clearly, in a very young career,” he manager said, “but it might have been his most important.”

Klopp took a “we will see” stance on his future, but privately it appears as though he has made his mind up.

Football Insider‘s David Lynch reports that the midfielder is “prepared to reluctantly accept a permanent departure,” with Liverpool receiving a “big-money bid.”

The Champions League club is as of yet unnamed, but The Athletic report that they are not from Portugal as previously indicated.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 6, 2022: Liverpool's Fábio Carvalho during the FA Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Either way, The Athletic insist that Liverpool have already rejected the bid.

Lynch adds that Carvalho has been told “he will not be part of Klopp’s first-team plans for the 2023/24 campaign, regardless of how pre-season goes.”

West Ham, Brentford and Burnley are all interested in loan deals, but the player “harbours concerns” over his game time if he were to head out on a temporary basis.

Liverpool are described as “reluctant to lose a major young talent on a permanent basis,” though there have been “tentative discussions” over a buy-back clause being included in any deal.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 15, 2022: Liverpool's Fabio Carvalho (L) and manager Jürgen Klopp after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace FC at Anfield. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Carvalho made the squad for the trip to Southampton on Sunday, but was overlooked again, making the bench for the final seven fixtures but only coming off the bench once.

Throughout his maiden campaign at Anfield, the 20-year-old featured 21 times, eight as a starter, but only played on five occasions since the World Cup.

It would be no surprise, then, if he was seeking a transfer, particularly after the success his former club, Fulham, enjoyed in the Premier League without him.

The youngster was a key player under Marco Silva in their promotion campaign last time out, starting 35 of his 38 games, scoring 11 goals and laying on eight assists.

He clocked 638 minutes on the pitch in his season at Liverpool, which is almost five times less game time than he was handed at Fulham last time out.