Liverpool pulled out of the race to sign €40m-rated Portuguese wonderboy

Liverpool will reportedly not pursue fellow Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers star Ruben Neves after press reports state he has a mammoth price tag.

The Guardian are claiming that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will not pay the £100m transfer sum for Wolverhampton Wanderers key midfielder. Liverpool are sure to join their league rivals in ruling themselves out.

The two sides were in the running for the 22-year-old star along with Manchester United. Now it’s just the Old Trafford outfit who will consider splashing out that astronomical sum.

The Reds are already stocked at midfield with Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum, James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita all playing there frequently this campaign.

Jurgen Klopp has also used Xherdan Shaqiri and Adam Lallana in central midfield positions and has England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returning in the next few weeks from a campaign out with injury.

They also have Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic on the books who has been in fine form on-loan at Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin.

Central midfield isn’t a position of an urgent need for Jurgen in the summer transfer window.

The coach will only likely move for a star in that zone of the pitch if it’s an incredible bargain.

While Liverpool are against to pay that amount of money for the former Porto ace, another Wolves player Ruben Vinagre remains on the transfer radar of Jurgen Klopp’s side as the club are interested in bolstering the defence in the summer transfer market to provide competition for the full-back positions.

Leicester emerge as potential destination for £120,000-a-week Liverpool outcast

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is interested in reuniting with Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge this summer, according to The Sun.

The 29-year-old star will be out of contract at the conclusion of the campaign and have fallen down the pecking order at Reds he will probably move on.

Brendan Rodgers will plan to add some competition for England international Jamie Vardy. At present Shinji Okazaki and Kelechi Iheanacho offer support, but the former Liverpool boss is keen to add a centre-forward to his ranks.

Englishman has started just six matches in all competitions this term. Jurgen Klopp clearly has not fancied him and the coach could be just the boss to revive his professional career.

It was Brendan who took the centre-forward to Liverpool from Chelsea back in 2013, with the duo very nearly winning the English top-flight at Anfield.

Daniel is at a bit of a crossroads in his career. At 29 and having not played plenty of football this campaign, he really needs to go out and play.

Northern Irish tactician has a habit of getting the best out of stars. The 29-year-old star needs his next club to be the right one and Foxes could be ideal.

Sturridge is paid £130,000-a-week, according to Spotrac and it remains to be seen whether that could ruin any plans of Leicester City doing a deal.

Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen forward Julian Brandt is reportedly a summer transfer target for Liverpool, Real Madrid and Juventus, according to reports from Bild, as quoted in a report from Calciomercato.

Liverpool reportedly ready to activate buy-out clause of Germany international

According to the latest report from German press outlet Bild, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are willing to meet Bayer Leverkusen forward Julian Brandt’s €25 million (£21.5 million) buy-out clause this summer transfer window, although the club will face competition from Juventus and Real Madrid for his signature.

The 22-year-old star’s exit clause will come into effect if his club fail to qualify for the UEFA Champions League this campaign, and with 7 points separating them and the fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt with only five matches remaining, the club hopes of doing just that are fading fast.

The Reds have one of the most deadly front-lines in world football, but it might be argued that manager Klopp needs to add more high-class competition to his attacking section, in order to keep the great form three on their toes.

And Julian could be just the player for the job at Anfield. Brandt is quick along the ground, has a keen eye for goal and possesses excellent technical ability.

German newspaper Bild claims that Reds will have to battle Los Blancos and Bianconeri for his signature this summer window, so they will surely not have things all their own way.

Should the Merseyside giants manage to land him for just £21.5m, however, it could end up being a bargain for the football club.

Along with Germany international, Liverpool are pursuing a potential deal for his Bayer Leverkusen teammate, Leon Bailey who is also drawing interest from the Reds’ fellow Premier League club Chelsea and host of Italian clubs.