Liverpool midfielder set to reject new long-term deal with Anfield

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Liverpool are preparing for Pedro Chirivella to leave the club this summer – despite the possibility given to the midfielder to extend his stay at Anfield.

Chirivella, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has been offered a new five-year contract by the Reds.

The Spaniard has yet to make a decision on his future with a number of clubs that plan to move if he becomes a free agent.

And the player’s desire to play regularly in the first team will likely see him reject the new deal and pursue a career away from the champions of Europe and the world.

Chirivella, 23 next week, has been in Liverpool for almost seven years after being taken to Valencia for £ 2 million in July 2013.

Although he debuted at 18 in September 2015, he spent three years without a senior game for the Reds – taking loan spells from Go Ahead Eagles, Willem II and Extremadura in the meantime – before emerging as a substitute in the League Cup wins over MK Dons and Arsenal this season.

He then captained the team in the quarterfinal loss to competition at Aston Villa, and impressed in the FA Cup third-round victory over Everton while starting both games against Shrewsbury Town at fourth round.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been impressed with Chirivella’s improvement and wants the player to stay on the team, especially given the uncertain financial landscape in the transfer market following the coronavirus epidemic.

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Reports in France earlier this month indicated that Nantes was about to confirm the signing of Chirivella.

Although it turned out to be premature, Ligue 1 still wants to recruit the player, the Rangers being also interested.

Regardless of his long-term future, Chirivella could see his career at Anfield extended beyond the scheduled expiration of June 30, with Premier League clubs having until June 23 to reach agreement on short-term extensions. agreements due to the late conclusion of the season.

Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne, both without a contract this summer, are in a similar position.

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