Liverpool give superstar player permission to complete £40m Al-Ittihad move
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho given permission to complete £40m move to Al-Ittihad; Jordan Henderson part of pre-season squad with Al-Ettifaq yet to bid for Reds captain; Romeo Lavia, Kalvin Phillips, Ryan Gravenberch and Sofyan Amrabat all targets but Moises Caicedo not one of them
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has not travelled with the squad to their training camp in Germany after the club received a £40m offer from Al-Ittihad for the Brazilian.
The bid from the Saudi Pro League side was placed on Friday night and the 29-year-old has been given permission to have a medical and go through the formalities of a deal.
Fabinho joined Liverpool from Monaco for £43.7m in 2018 and has made 219 appearances for the Reds where he has won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Super Cup.
But the Brazil international now looks set to end his five-year spell at Anfield with a move to Saudi champions Al-Ittihad, one of four Saudi Arabian clubs owned by the country’s Public Investment Fund.
Receipt of Al-Ittihad’s £40m offer prompted discussions within the club which resulted in a decision, taken in consultation with Fabinho, to withdraw the player from the squad which flew out to Germany on Saturday