Report: Sporting CP price Matheus Nunes amid Liverpool interest

Midfielder Matheus Nunes has been priced by Sporting CP amid interest from Liverpool and other Premier League clubs.

Liverpool have been linked with the 23-year-old in recent days with a report on Friday suggesting negotiations were about to open between the two clubs.

The Reds’ links with a number of midfielders have continued despite manager Jurgen Klopp making it clear they are not in the hunt for a midfielder this summer.

The German was clear that unless someone asked to leave there would be no move, but speculation continued with game pundits claiming Klopp needed to start refreshing his midfield options ground.

Indeed, James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara are all over thirty and Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain only have 12 months left on their current contracts.

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Portugal international Nunes is one player where speculation hasn’t died down since Klopp’s comments.

Outlet O Jogo claims (via Cashmere doors) that he will force Liverpool to pay £51m (€60m) to activate the player’s release clause.

Primeira Liga club Sporting are still keen to secure the services of the 23-year-old who Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola described as “one of the best players in the world”.

LFCTR Verdict

Nunes certainly has plenty of attributes that would make him an attractive proposition for Liverpool, but it doesn’t look like a deal will be done unless one of the current players in the midfield leaves.

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Eleanor C. William