Liverpool ‘yearning for’ £45m Inaki Williams

Liverpool are reportedly ‘yearning’ to sign Athletic Bilbao winger Inaki Williams.

The problem for Liverpool is that Williams has a £45m release clause in his contract and the Basque side are famously reluctant to sell their stars.

Spanish newspaper AS say that Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are both keen on the once-capped 22-year-old Spaniard but they warn that a deal will not be easy.

Williams himself said earlier this week: “There are a lot of rumours going around but I’m relaxed about it. If other clubs are looking at me it’s because I’m doing well. I’m very lucky.

“If I had to leave Athletic tomorrow I’d be completely upfront with the club. They have given me everything.

“I don’t want a change of scenery, that’s my preferred option at the moment. This is my home.”