Journalist Confirms Liverpool Are Keeping “An Eye” On Portuguese Star With Club Willing To Sell For Only 29.6M

Journalist Confirms Liverpool Are Keeping “An Eye” On Portuguese Star With Club Willing To Sell For Only 29.6M

Liverpool are still monitoring Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes, according to Sky Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg.

While the Reds are believed to be interested in the Portuguese international, Plettenberg claims that the likes of Wolves and Manchester City are more likely to make a formal bid:

As Plettenberg also points out, Sporting may be willing to sell Nunes for only €35m (£29.6m) as long as a sell-on clause is included in the contract.

For that price, it is surprising that Jurgen Klopp’s side are not keener on making a move for the 23-year-old.  When the Merseyside club were linked with the player in the Portuguese media, the asking price was said to be closer to €50m (£42.3m), including add-ons.

Surprisingly, Chelsea (who were also credited as potential suitors), were not even mentioned by Plettenberg, suggesting that Liverpool could have a clearer run than anticipated to secure Nunes’s services. At the moment, though, the Reds are not expected to make an offer this summer.