Liverpool bigwigs are set to act by forking out £18million for Lille’s Renato Sanches, who was tipped for the top after winning the Golden Boy award in 2016, according to Tuttomercatoweb.
The Portugal international joined Swansea on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich to much fanfare in 2017 but managed just 12 appearances in a miserable spell at the Liberty Stadium.
Sanches has revitalised his career in France with Lille after a club-record move in the summer of 2019 so much so that Liverpool are reportedly keen.
The 23-year-old scored once in eight Ligue 1 outings this term and three goals last season.
Lille are among a host of French clubs concerned about their finances following the collapse of Ligue 1's TV deal.
The alleged agreement for Sanches would boost their coffers for the second half of the campaign.
Tuttomercatoweb's claim comes after Mohamed Salah refused to rule out a potential transfer to Barcelona or Real Madrid.
But Jurgen Klopp and the Kop hierarchy are said to be completely happy with the free-scoring forward and have no thoughts of offloading him.
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