According to several outlets, Liverpool are close to completing an agreement to sign Diogo Jota from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
One of the key priorities for the Premier League champions this summer was recruiting another attacking player, preferably one who can play on either flank or through the middle. They have already added left-back Kostas Tsimikas to their ranks and the signing of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich was only completed today (Friday).
Also carefully considered was Ismaila Sarr of Watford, but the Hornets put a price on the 22-year-old that made it clear that they would prefer not to sell over £ 40 million.
Liverpool’s fee is estimated to cost about £ 35 m for Jota, and it is assumed that his exclusion from the squad that suffered defeat at Stoke City ‘s hands in the Carabao Cup on Thursday was an indication that a deal was near.
Meanwhile, for just over £10 m, 18-year-old Liverpool defender Ki-Jana However is supposed to go the other direction. The two clubs are keen to see both deals done as soon as possible.