Report: Liverpool monitoring Ruben Neves; Klopp particularly keen

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The Porto midfielder is reportedly in Jurgen Klopp's plans for Liverpool.

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Liverpool are still monitoring Porto midfielder Ruben Neves, according to Portuguese newspaper Record.

The Portuguese youngster is highly rated in his home country and widely considered one of the best products of Porto’s youth academy.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

He has already been linked with several Premier League sides, with Liverpool thought to have been keen on him for some time.

He has enjoyed a rapid rise over the last two years, becoming the youngest ever player to captain a side in the Champions League in 2015.

According to the newspaper, his second campaign was not as strong as his first but that has not deterred Klopp, who Record claim still considers him among his plans for Liverpool.

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The Reds are yet to make an offer for the 19-year-old, but that could easily change in this summer transfer window.

Naturally Porto would be loathe to lose their young star, and the newspaper claims that since Neves has a €40million release clause, around £31.5million, that would be the minimum price they would accept for his services. 

That would be a big price for Liverpool, who have largely kept their business small under Klopp to date, and whether they are willing to spend that kind of money on him remains to be seen.

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