Fulham are close to signing Wales winger Harry Wilson from Liverpool, according to reports.

The 24-year-old has spent the last two seasons on loan at Bournemouth and Cardiff respectively.

He has travelled with Liverpool to Austria for their pre-season camp but was withdrawn from the squad against Mainz so a transfer could go ahead.

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According to the PA news agency, Portuguese outfit Benfica were leading the race for Wilson but look set to be beaten by Fulham.

Craven Cottage is his ‘most likely destination’, with Liverpool expecting to receive £10million.

Wilson scored seven goals and registered 12 assists last season as Cardiff finished eighth in the Championship.

The player joined up with Rob Page’s squad for the Euros but failed to register a goal contribution during Wales’ campaign.

The Dragons were ultimately knocked out in the round of 16 by Denmark, following a brace from Kasper Dolberg and strikes from Martin Braithwaite and Joakim Maehle.

Wilson is a graduate of the Liverpool academy who made his first team debut in January 2017 during an FA Cup tie.

He’s only made two senior appearances for the Reds after spending most of his career gaining experience on loan.

The set-piece specialist isn’t the only player who could leave Anfield in the summer transfer window.

Liverpool have reportedly placed a £13million price tag on fellow winger Xherdan Shaqiri, who is wanted by Lazio.

He was in great form at Euro 2020, bagging three goals and one assist in five games as Switzerland reached the quarters.

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has already held ‘phone interviews’ with manager Maurizio Sarri to discuss a potential bid.

It seems Sarri is a fan of the 29-year-old and a transfer could soon go ahead.

Meanwhile, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has already strengthened his team with the £36m signing of French centre-back Ibrahima Konate.

The player joined in May after Liverpool triggered his release clause at RB Leipzig.

Konate will compete with Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez for a place in the starting eleven.


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