Report: Liverpool ‘closing in on a deal’ for Diogo Jota

Chelsea FC v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League
Chelsea FC v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League

Liverpool are close to completing a deal for Diogo Jota this summer.

According to reports from The Times, talks held between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers are at an advanced stage.

It has been claimed that the fee for the 23-year-old Portugal forward is expected to be more than £35 million.

According to Tim Spiers of The Athletic, the deal is ‘very close’ to being completed, and the player is likely to leave the club.

Wolves are also negotiating a deal to sign Liverpool youngster Ki-Jana Hoever.

The 18-year-old Dutch defender is valued at more than £10 million and the two transfers would be separate. He will join the club as a replacement for Matt Doherty who left the club to join Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

Jota was omitted from the Wolves squad in the Carabao Cup defeat to Stoke City on Thursday night, and now the Portuguese winger is heading towards joining the Anfield club in the next few days.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has claimed today that the Portuguese winger is the main target for Liverpool, with super-agent Jorge Mendes, already being contacted for personal terms.

He will sign a contract till 2025. Jota wants to play Champions League football next season, and both the clubs are negotiating to reach an agreement.

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