On Wednesday, we covered a story from Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã saying Liverpool are set to make a second offer for Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
Now it turns out that Jornal de Notícias bring a very similar article today. They claim the Reds are ‘preparing a new approach’ for Fernandes, although the Anfield side are not expected to match the demands of €70m.
Just like Correio da Manhã, Jornal de Notícias also says that Liverpool already had a €50m bid rejected, and are set to offer a little more this time.
And although Sporting planned to make the €70m with the sale, it’s claimed the Lions may end up having to accept some ‘commitments’ so the transfer can be done. That probably means they will have to give in a little.
It’s also claimed that this ‘approach’, which sounds more like an offer, could awake Manchester United and Tottenham, who both managed to sign other players this week, and convince them to offer more.
Newspaper A Bola also has a little to say about Liverpool, claiming that the Reds could still join Man United and Tottenham in the race, but the newspaper claims not to know how much will the Anfield side will offer. They believe the Premier League move could be sorted within the next few days.
Meanwhile, manager Marcel Keizer has admitted to Correio da Manhã that it will be ‘hard for Bruno to stay’ at the club.