A Bola are reporting that Liverpool are determined to sign Otavio Monteiro, and that FC Porto are ready to lower their asking price to facilitate his move to Anfield.
What’s the story?
According to A Bola, Otavio’s release clause has gone back to €60 million (£51.43 million) from July 1.
However, that has not deterred Liverpool, who remain keen on the 26-year-old attacking midfielder.
Porto are willing to sell the Brazilian and are even ready to negotiate a fee less than his release clause of €60 million (£51.43 million).
The attacking midfielder’s agent, Israel Oliveira, has been quoted as saying that a move could happen if the deal is good for his player and for Porto.
Liverpool transfer possible?
Porto appear keen to sell Otavio and get money in.
This is certainly encouraging for Liverpool.
It shows that the former Premier League champions could get Otavio if they make a good offer to Porto and to the player.
The Brazilian has been on the books of Porto since 2014 and has extensive experience.
The Porto no.25 scored three goals and gave eight assists in the Portuguese league last season.
Otavia also scored one goal in the Champions League.