Sporting Lisbon attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes is not a summer target for Liverpool, according to the Evening Standard.
The Reds are in discussions with the Portuguese outfit over a transfer that would see Reds youngster Rafael Camacho head to Portugal.
Some suggestions had implied that it could be a sweetener for the European side in Liverpool’s quest to land the impressive 24-year-old.
That isn’t the case though, with Liverpool holding no desire to land the player who scored 32 goals and registered 18 assists last season.
Fernandes can operate as a conventional midfielder or as a number ten and several Premier League clubs have been courting him this summer.
Jurgen Klopp’s transfer strategy is unclear. It seems almost certain, however, that he will opt for quality over quantity after last season’s euphoria.
The Express recently reported that Fernandes could cost up to £70 million.
This news might come as a bit of a shock to some Liverpool fans who had hoped to see Fernandes in red next season.
The Portugal international was sensational during 2018/19 and it seems unthinkable that he will remain at Sporting Lisbon.
There is a suggestion, however, that Liverpool don’t really need him.
A number ten isn’t frequently used by the Reds and that might have played into Klopp’s thought process when putting together his list of targets.