Crystal Palace chairman denies reports of bid for Liverpool’s Ryan Brewster

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has publicly denied reports that his club have made an offer of up to £25m for 20-year-old Liverpool forward Ryan Brewster.

Brewster is one of a number of Liverpool players who could leave the club before the October transfer deadline. The youngster’s chances of commanding the first team at Anfield this season were dealt a blow after the club sealed the signing of Diego Jota from Wolves in addition to current back-up Divock Origi.

Sheffield United have previously held talks with the Reds over a possible loan move for Brewster, while Crystal Palace join Leeds, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Fulham on the list of other Premier League clubs to have been linked in the past. are

We have asked Sky to take it down.
Because it is a complete fabrication from start to finish.

We did not make any formal or informal bids.

— Steve Parish (@CEO4TAG) September 21, 2020

Sky Sports claimed on Monday that Palace had now submitted a formal bid for what would be a permanent transfer. The terms of the proposal were said to include a £19m guaranteed fee plus an additional £6m.

The offer was also said to include a buy-back clause which would give Liverpool first refusal on Brewster in the future and take him back to Anfield for a fixed fee of £37m.

However, news of the bid was quickly dismissed by Eagles chairman Parrish, who took to Twitter to dismiss the story as a ‘complete fabrication’.

Palace have brought in Michy Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea this summer, as well as investing around £20m in attacker Iberich Eze from QPR. That’s despite Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Zaha giving Manchester United no end of trouble in a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Brewster has been at Liverpool since 2015 when he joined the club’s academy ranks from Chelsea. He got his first taste of senior action during first-team friendlies in 2016 and finally made his competitive debut at the start of last season during a Carabao Cup tie.

So far this season he has appeared off the bench in the Community Shield last month, missing a penalty in the shoot-out defeat to Arsenal.

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