Liverpool leapfrogs the competition. Barcelona is in the competition to sign Renato Sanches, with Lille having set a price.
Liverpool are optimistic of luring Renato Sanches away from Barcelona.
Renato Sanches’ future is uncertain, with the Lille midfielder searching for a move away from Ligue 1 following a strong season. Barcelona has been mentioned as a possible destination for the Portuguese international, although rumors in Spain believe that a move to Liverpool is more likely.
According to a report in Mundo Deportivo, Jurgen Klopp’s side are in pole position to clinch a €40 million transfer for Sanches this summer.
Last season, the 23-year-old Portugal international was part of the Lille midfield that defeated Paris Saint-Germain to win the Ligue 1 title.
Sanches made 29 appearances for the French club in all competitions before going on to win a streak of impressive performances for his country at Euro 2020 earlier this summer.
Lille is allegedly asking for a sum of roughly €40 million for their midfield asset.
Barcelona wants a box-to-box midfielder in the mold of Sanches, but the club’s “difficult financial situation,” which has already seen them lose club legend Lionel Messi this summer, makes a move for Sanches “nearly impossible,” according to the source.
Liverpool might benefit greatly from Barcelona’s financial difficulties, with Klopp looking to add to his midfield options following the departure of Georginio Wijnaldum to PSG earlier this summer.
And, after a 1-1 pre-season match with Athletic Bilbao earlier this month, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hinted that there could be room for new additions this summer if the opportunity arises.
Klopp added, “I am really delighted with the squad, but that doesn’t mean we don’t look in the market.”
“However, as long as nothing goes wrong, I am content with the group I have. I’m quite pleased with the players I’ve got.
“There are a lot of things you can’t sign. You can’t sign our anthem, you can’t sign our counter-pressing, you can’t sign the atmosphere we create in the stadium, you can’t sign Anfield. You can’t sign a lot of stuff, so we have to use that.”
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The key title challengers of the 2019-20 Premier League Champions have spent a lot of money. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”