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Liverpool had an offer worth around £ 20 million for Sporting left-back Nuno Mendes rejected in the summer transfer window, according to a report.
The Reds he had made supporting Andy Robertson a top priority before the new season. In fact, they signed internationally with Greece. Kostas Tsmikas of Olympiacos.
However, prior to his arrival, other names were associated with a possible transfer to Anfield. Norwich turned down an offer for Jamal Lewis, who moved to Newcastle.
According to Or Jogo (via Sports witness), Liverpool’s left-back’s target list also included Mendes. In addition, the source says that the Reds made a firm offer of 22 million euros (19.9 million pounds sterling).
But Sporting rejected that proposal, citing the 18-year-old’s 45 million-euro (£ 40.7 million) release clause.
While United manchester and Real Madrid are also among the possible suitors of Mendes, the Portuguese media claims that Liverpool remains the only team that has submitted an offer.
Despite Sporting referring Liverpool to Mendes’ € 45m buyout clause, the club has plans to increase that figure.
Indeed, Or Jogo He adds that Mendes will sign a new contract “next week.” That extension will increase your exit fee up to € 70 million.
In addition, the salary of the left back will improve ‘substantially’. However, the report adds that Liverpool’s interest will remain, regardless of the left-back’s new terms.
Mendes only broke into Sporting’s first team at the end of last season. However, he has since appeared in all but one of his team’s league matches and rose to Portugal’s under-21 standings in September.
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Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refused to open up about Mohamed Salah’s recent comments.
Egyptian winger Salah expressed frustration with his coach for not handing him the Champions League captaincy with Midtjylland.
Furthermore, he admitted that he could not rule out a move to Spain in the near future.
But Klopp was eager to close the remarks when he spoke after his team’s 7-0 defeat of Crystal Palace.