According to an exclusive report from Portuguese media outlet Correio da Manha, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have had a €70 million (£61.8 million) bid for SL Benfica attacking midfielder Joao Felix turned down.
The 19-year-old attacker is one of Europe’s hottest prospects, and he has been in fine form for SL Benfica this season, chalking up six goals and an assist in 18 matches in all competitions. And his fine displays have not gone unnoticed.
Jürgen Klopp is reportedly a huge fan of Felix, and Liverpool have already seen a £61.8 million offer rejected for the teenager, according to Correio da Manha.
It looks as though Liverpool will have to drastically increase their opening bid, if they are to snare Felix.
According to another Portuguese outlet Record, the SL Benfica starlet has a €120 million (£106 million) exit clause inserted into his current contract.
Liverpool have a brilliantly exciting attack already, but it could be argued that the club lack a top class number 10, and Joao possesses all of the attributes needed to be a success at Anfield.
The star can also operate in a more orthodox central midfield role or even on the flank.