Premier League Club Liverpool Prepare £67M Bid to Land Colombian Sensation As Back Up for Salah
- Luis Diaz is on the radar of several top clubs across Europe as the Colombian winger is also wanted at Liverpool
- The 25-year-old whose release clause is valued at €80million (£67m) has also been linked with Tottenham and Manchester United
- Jurgen Klopp is desperate in signing another winger who could fit into Mo Salah’s shoes should the Egyptian depart this summer
English giants Liverpool are now linked with Colombian international Luis Diaz whose release clause is valued at €80million (£67m), according to reports.
The FC Porto star is on the radar of the Premier League club as he has also attracted interests from several clubs across the European continent, Liverool Echo reports.
It was gathered that his Portuguese club will not negotiate the player’s release clause as various reports claim Jurgen Klopp is desperate in landing the star at Anfield.
The 25-year-old is also on the radar of other clubs, but at the moment there is no official bid for him yet.
Premier League sides Tottenham and Manchester United have earlier made efforts to lure the player to the UK, and now ex-Liverpool defender Glen Johnson says he would be surprised if the Reds spend more than £60million on one player - even if they need to.
Johnson told BettingOdds.com:
“It’s certainly against what Liverpool do in terms of going out and splashing the cash,” “But at the end of the day, if you want a player who’s linked with a host of other big clubs then you have to pay.
“I’ll be surprised if they pay that much money, but they do need another player in that position who can come into the side in the same way that Diogo Jota did.”
Arsenal complete first signing of January transfer window
Meanwhile, Arsenal are laying the foundation for the future after they snapped up teenager Lino Da Cruz Sousa from West Brom.
The promising left-back becomes the Gunners' first signing of the January transfer window, as the 16-year-old was part of West Brom's youth set-up and has been turning out for the U18s.
Arsenal made a move for the youngster at the request of academy boss Per Mertesacker who had requested for reinforcements down the left.
Haaland desperate for Premier League move
Sports Brief earlier reported that Erling Haaland seems to have given hints on where he will be playing his football next season as the Norwegian striker believes Manchester City will table a bid for his service.
The Borussia Dortmund ace has seen his stock rise since moving to Germany from Red Bull Salzburg and is being courted by almost all the European big teams.
Haaland’s will have his release clause of £64 million activated in the summer which has prompted big teams in Europe including Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich to be on alert for the Norwegian.