As Liverpool’s reported chase for FC Porto star Luis Diaz continues, it’s now reports from the player’s home country that back up the pursuit from the Reds.

Journalist Pipe Sierra writes on Twitter that Jurgen Klopp’s side are ‘very interested’ in the winger, and want to sign him ‘as soon as possible’.

The problem, however, as already pointed out by the Portuguese media, is that Porto are not willing to let Diaz go in the January window. And the only way to take him from the Dragons now would be to trigger his €80m release clause.

Now in case Liverpool wait until the summer, then a better deal could be found. Pipe Sierra claims that at the end of the season, the fee could be negotiated to between €50m and €60m.

Sierra claims that Liverpool ‘are not the only interested club’, and when asked about the competition by his followers, he says that Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Everton have also asked about the player’s situation.

Luis Diaz has 14 goals and five assists in 24 appearances this season, and had already drawn Premier League attention in the summer, when he was one of the top scorers at the Copa America.