Liverpool have made €45 million (£40 million) bid to Sporting CP for their attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes, according to an exclusive report from Correio da Manha, Portugal’s leading daily newspaper.
Fernandes has been widely connected with a host of clubs this summer transfer window, most notably Manchester United.
But if the latest reports from his homeland are to be believed, Liverpool are hoping to hijack any move that Red Devils had lined up for the player.
Interest in the 24-year-old star is expected to be plentiful after his brilliant 2018/19 season in which he netted 20 goals and created a further 13 in just 33 Liga NOS games.
The Portuguese star is expected to leave Sporting CP this summer and in the latest interview, he hinted as much, claiming: “I never said that I wanted to leave, I am happy here.”
“Even so, sometimes you can’t say no to certain offers. I would only leave if Sporting also agree to this. I dream of playing in England.”
Tottenham and Manchester City have also been connected with moves for Bruno but, if reports in his native Portugal are to be believed, it’s Reds who have made the first attempt to land the midfielder.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are reportedly keen on a £9 million deal for Super Lig club Besiktas midfielder Dorukhan Tokoz.
The 23-year-old Turkey international, netted three times and created three assists in 25 matches for Besiktas during the 2018-19 term.
According to a Turkish outlet Fotomac, the Serie A side Udinese have already had a £7 million bid for the midfielder rejected.