Liverpool ready to swoop for Sporting Lisbon star

Liverpool are reportedly considering a move for Sporting Lisbon’s Gelson Martins.

The 23-year-old is in Russia with the Portugal squad for their World Cup campaign.

He is one of a number of players at the Portuguese giants who has cancelled their contract in response to attacks from fans.

Goalkeeper Rui Patricio has already joined Wolves and Martins could be next to head for the Premier League.

He had also interested Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton, as well as Arsenal and Tottenham, according to the Daily Telegraph.

William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes, Ruben Ribeiro, Bas Dost and Daniel Podence have also terminated their contract with Sporting and look set to join other clubs.

Nabil Fekir provides fresh details on Liverpool transfer saga

Nabil Fekir has provided fresh details on his Liverpool transfer saga and revealed how he has met with the Lyon chairman while in Russia.

The Frenchman, who is currently representing his nation in the World Cup, looked set to complete a move to Merseyside ahead of the tournament’s start date.

He had a medical with the Anfield club and was about ready to put pen to paper before the £53million transfer suddenly broke down.

Neither Liverpool nor Lyon have given a specific reason as to why the deal failed to materialise, amid claims the Reds sought a second opinion after Fekir’s medical raised concerns over an old knee injury.

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Nick Pope’s Liverpool move edges closer

Liverpool have stepped up their interest in Nick Pope.

Burnley’s £18m-rated goalkeeper is the latest stopper under consideration by the Anfield side in their search for a new No.1.

And they have been building up their information on Pope with a series of background checks on the 26-year old.

Liverpool know all about Pope’s ability having seen him star for Burnley last term and cap his brilliant breakthrough season by being named the Clarets’ fans and players’ player of the season.

His form since replacing injured teammate Tom Heaton as Burnley’s first choice in September also earned him a place in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad.


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