Following recent claims which said Liverpool are interested in signing João Neves from Benfica, the Portuguese media today brings a little response to those rumours.

Newspaper Correio da Manhã shares a story making it clear the talks for the youngster won’t be easy for the Reds, as the Eagles have no intention to let the player leave for less than his €120m release clause.

The outlet also highlights the big competition that Liverpool would need to face, as the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain are all ‘very attentive’ to the player as well.

It’s recalled that Benfica already turned down two €60m bids from those clubs, and it’s said they stand firm with their request.

So if Liverpool actually have any intention to advance with a bid, they better try to get close to that €120m, or at least include enough bonuses that make the whole package reach that.

The Eagles continue to tell the Portuguese outlets that João Neves will not leave the club so easily in this transfer window.