Liverpool are not looking to sign Porto winger Luis Diaz this month, according to The Athletic journalist James Pearce.
The reporter, who is usually reliable when it comes to the Reds, claims the Merseyside club won’t pay the Colombian international’s £67m release clause, as they value him at roughly half that amount.
Reports had suggested that a £60m offer was being prepared for Diaz in the January transfer window, but supporters on Twitter are not particularly shocked about this latest update from Pearce:
— 🐾 (@LeagueOfMyOwnII) January 6, 2022
— Raplii (@betot_bas) January 6, 2022
Dissapointed, but not surprised
— Rapid (@AdriantoRafid) January 6, 2022
— Nash Kumar (@N_Patel_YNWA) January 6, 2022
Looked average against LFC in both matches
— Austin Ditlhobolo (@A_B_Ditlhobolo) January 6, 2022
— YOUSEF _ynwa (@Yasoofi5) January 6, 2022
Bad news pearce is back
— that guy from bhandup (@mihir138) January 6, 2022
Yeahhhhh than our transfer routine is already complete,smh
— Irfan Izam🇵🇸 (@irfan_norizam) January 6, 2022
— DANI SETIAWAN (@ds205063) January 6, 2022
Liverpool have been heavily linked with Diaz in the Portuguese and Colombian press in recent months, while the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle have also been credited with an interest in the player.
The 24-year-old has certainly been in excellent form so far this campaign, bagging 14 goals in 24 appearances for Porto, but his price tag has seemingly put the Reds off from making an approach.