According to Diario Record, Valencia have identified Porto wide man Otavio as a replacement for reported Liverpool target Ferran Torres.
Torres has been heavily linked with a move away from Valencia this summer.
His contract expires in 2021. And according to the Mirror, Liverpool are keen on him despite the player’s lofty buyout clause of around £80 million.
Torres has been a key player on the wing for Valencia this term. He has made 20 starts in La Liga, posting four goals and four assists.
The Spanish club view the Spain U21 international as a potential superstar.
Diario Record, however, claim Valencia won’t risk losing him on the cheap. With his contract expiring in 2021, the club feel selling him this summer makes sense after the player’s refusal to sign a new deal.
The Portuguese editorial go on to say that Los Che are chasing Otavio as his replacement.
Otavio, 25, can play on either wing and has posted one goal and five assists in 20 league starts this season.
The latest report is good news for Liverpool if they are serious in their interest in Torres.
The Reds may have dominated the Premier League this season. However, exits from the FA Cup and Champions League show room for improvement.
Moreover, Jurgen Klopp will not allow his Liverpool side to rest on their laurels.
Torres could be an excellent option to push Mo Salah and Sadio Mane. At 20, he boasts huge potential and his playing style would fit in well at Anfield.