Jurgen Klopp is said to be targeting 19-year-old midfielder Ruben Neves, according to Calciomercato, with Porto refusing to budge on his £38 million release clause, with Chelsea, Juventus and Dortmund also interested in the exciting young prospect.
The midfielder already has over 50 first team appearances and two Portugal caps under his belt despite his young age and has been likened in style to Xabi Alonso given his superb long range passing and his preferred role as a defensive or deep lying midfielder.
The club’s owners Fenway Sports Group, have also celebrated their sixth anniversary in charge of the club yesterday. There have been ups and downs during that time, from the brief Roy Hodgson era to EFL Cup victory with Kenny Dalglish in the only trophy won under their tenure to date, despite Jurgen Klopp being the fourth manager to work under their leadership.
Despite the much maligned transfer committee having been scrapped since Klopp’s arrival, it was also behind the signings of the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suarez and Phillipe Coutinho, some of the best players to have been at the club in recent decades.
Another addition could be Italian forward Andrea Belotti as Calciomercato claim that the Reds could shock Arsenal with a £20 million bid for the Torino man. Having scored five in five in Serie A and once in his two first competitive caps for his country, the 22-year-old is establishing himself as a bright Italian talent.
Belotti could be one to watch and is being monitored by a number of top European clubs, including the Gunners, who are said to be reluctant to spend as much as £20 million on the forward. However, with Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings already behind Roberto Firmino in the pecking order, another striker addition seems unlikely without one of those players leaving the club.
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