The two clubs had agreed a package totalling £8 million including add-ons last week. However, Liverpool are still keen on securing Carvalho’s signing. And beat competition from a host of overseas clubs including Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla.
Jurgen Klopp’s side ran out of time on Monday when they attempted to sign the 19-year-old and loan him back to Fulham for the rest of the season. The midfielder is out of the contract at the end of the season and has seemingly declined an offer to sign an extension. Carvalho has previously been linked with Real Madrid.
With Liverpool, this is likely to be acceptable to all parties. Fulham are aware that foreign clubs can still negotiate a free transfer with the 19-year-olds.