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Liverpool and Burnley far apart in their valuation of 23-year-old winger

Burnley are some distance from matching Liverpool’s asking price for attacker Harry Wilson, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

It emerged this week that Sean Dyche’s Burnley are locked in negotiations with league rivals Liverpool regarding a deal for Wales international Wilson.

The Clarets, who haven’t made significant additions to their roster yet in the ongoing transfer window, are looking to bring Harry in on a permanent deal.

Burnley have even made the Reds an offer to take Wilson to Turf Moor before the transfer market slams shut next month.

While the exact fee offered by the Lancashire-based outfit is unclear, it has been claimed they’ll need to put a 1 in front of the proposal.

That could indicate the proposal put on the table by the Clarets is below £10 million and is significantly under Liverpool’s valuation of Wilson.

It remains to be seen if they will up their offer and can reach an agreement with Jurgen Klopp’s side over a deal for Wilson.

Liverpool have been willing to listen to offers for the academy product all summer but their valuation of £20 million has put clubs off so far.

Meantime, Liverpool are allegedly hopeful that Sadio Mane can help convince Napoli’s powerful centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly to snub interest from elsewhere to make the switch to Anfield.

Koulibaly continues to be linked with a transfer away from Naples, and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are said to be at the head of the queue for the Senegal captain.

However, according to Le Parisien, the Reds have not given up hope of signing the player this summer as a partner for Virgil van Dijk.