Liverpool have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon in the summer transfer window.
The Portugal international, who is believed to have an £86m release clause – has been strongly linked with a move to the Red Devils this summer.
However, according to Record, Liverpool have reportedly taken the lead in the race to sign the 24-year-old, whose agent Miguel Pinho will fly to London very soon for talks with a number of clubs.
The versatile attacker has scored 32 goals and provided 18 assists in 53 appearances for the Green and Whites during the 2018-19 campaign.
Fernandes’s contract at the Estadio Jose Alvalade is valid until 2022, however, which puts his club in a strong position when it comes to negotiation.