Liverpool held negotiations with €30m-rated Ligue 1 midfielder

The Merseyside giants are reportedly closing in on a transfer deal for Lille midfielder Renato Sanches for around €37m. The 23-year-old midfielder showed some superb form last campaign as he helped Lille win the Ligue 1 trophy, and it’s unsurprising that bigger clubs are now in for him.

Renato recently linked with Arsenal and Tottenham, but Liverpool have been in advanced negotiations to sign him and are now close to finalising the deal. It stays to be seen if the Gunners duo still have a chance of hijacking this move, but one imagines the footballer himself would be more tempted by the chance to move to Liverpool.

Liverpool can offer Renato the opportunity to play in the UCL next campaign and are also far more likely to challenge for major honours than either Arsenal or Spurs.

The Reds also need a new midfielder, however, and the Portuguese midfielder looks ideal to come in and replace Georginio Wijnaldum after his free transfer move to PSG.

The Portuguese midfielder might not be Liverpool’s only signing in that area of the pitch, however, the Reds are also still pursuing Atletico Madrid star Saul, whether or not they also sign Renato Sanches.