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£26m Ronaldinho-like star could be sold this summer amid Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool links - report

The likes of Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool may have just been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of Renato Sanches.

90Min reported in June that the Gunners have asked Lille to update them about any development surrounding the 23-year-old’s future.

Meanwhile, Le10 Sport has linked Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham with Sanches.

And French outlet Onze Mondial claims that Jurgen Klopp’s Reds also want the Portugal midfielder.

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Fabrizio Romano recently told Anfield Watch that Sanches has “always been on the list for Liverpool”.

Le 10 Sport has now reported that Lille president Olivier Letang has made the decision to sell the midfielder this summer.

A sale could even be secured within the next few weeks, added the report.

Letang reportedly believes that now is the right time to cash in on Sanches, with several big European outfits interested.

Calciomercato has reported that Lille would accept €30million (£26million), but interest from Roma and AC Milan could drive that price up.

Barcelona are apparently also eyeing Sanches, according to Spanish outlet AS.

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Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool linked with Sanches, a player back to his best

Sanches burst onto the scene in 2015-16 with Benfica, helping them to a domestic double.

He then made the Portugal squad for Euro 2016 and helped his nation win the tournament.

Sanches moved to Bayern Munich that summer, but his time at the Allianz Arena sadly wasn’t the most fruitful.

While on their books, he also spent the 2017-18 season on loan at Swansea, then in the Premier League.

However, Sanches was far from his best that year and failed to make much of an impact for the Swans.

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After three years on Bayern’s books, he became Lille’s record signing, and his career took off once again.

Indeed, Sanches helped Christophe Galtier’s side win their first Ligue 1 title in 10 years last season.

The playmaker then featured at Euro 2020, playing in all four games for Portugal as they reached the last 16.

Comparisons with the likes of Ronaldinho

Sanches is a versatile player who’s comfortable in central, attacking, defensive, and wide roles in midfield.

His main attributes include physical strength, passing ability, and being composed in possession.

Over the years, fans have compared him to the likes of Clarence Seedorf, Edgar Davids, Georginio Wijnaldum and even Ronaldinho.

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