There is “no negotiation” between Liverpool and Porto about signing winger Luis Diaz, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
It was reported in the Portuguese media yesterday that the Reds had tabled an offer worth up to €80m (£67m) for the Colombian international but Romano says that is not the case:
Liverpool are not planning to sell Divock Origi in January despite approaches from Serie A and Bundesliga clubs. No negotiation for Luís Diaz with FC Porto – Origi will be needed and Klopp asked him to stay until June, as things stand. 🔴 #LFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 8, 2022
Diaz continues to be mentioned as a target for Liverpool (along with Manchester United, Chelsea and Newcastle) in Portugal but, despite the claims being made, we are pains to point out that no reputable source in the UK has confirmed the interest.
James Pearce has already denied the stories linking the Merseyside club with a move for the player, and Romano is effectively backing up his report.
It is believed that Liverpool are looking at wingers, but not Diaz. Villarreal’s Arnaut Danjuma is a player that is of interest to the club’s recruitment team, but the Dutchman’s €75m (£62.7m) release clause could prove to be a stumbling block.