Porto are worried that increasing competition for Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic could force them to pay more than they’d like for the Serbian.
That’s according to Correio da Manha’s weekend edition, who say that recent reports from England about Grujic ‘generate alarm’ in Porto.
They state that the ‘alarm has sounded’ at the Dragão after reports from England stated that Grujic has suitors in Italy and Germany.
That’s an issue for the Portuguese giants, who are currently negotiating the sale of Sérgio Oliveira and had been eyeing Grujic as his ‘successor’ in the team.
The Liverpool man has been on loan in Portugal this season and, after a disappointing first half of the campaign, enjoyed a ‘high level’ end to the season.
That’s made Porto change their plans around him, and they are eyeing him as a replacement for Oliveira should he leave.
However, reports in England have indicated that there are several suitors for Grujic, who is not a part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans and thus for sale.
Liverpool plan to analyse any offers that they receive, but reports have indicated they will speak to Porto first before exploring them fully.
The issue that ‘worries’ those in charge of Porto is that they may be faced with a ‘high value’ to purchase Grujic when they only intended to secure another loan deal from Liverpool.