Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admitted yesterday that the club has not admitted defeat in the race for Mohamed Salah, who is all set to join Chelsea, if the reports are to be believed.
The Reds manager is looking to bolster the squad in January with a need to reinforce the defensive midfield region is a top priority, especially now that Lucas Leiva is injured.
The Portugal under 21-international is known for his excellent technical abilities and will be well suited to Liverpool’s possession oriented game.
Benfica are demanding £12.4m for the 20-year-old, whose opportunities at Benfica were limited by the rise of Nemanja Matic, who has joined Chelsea in the winter transfer window.
Liverpool were also interested in Yann M’Villa but the Reds have yet to make any formal offer for the French midfielder.
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