According to reports, Matheus Nunes and Liverpool have spoken about a possible deal.
The Portuguese international has been linked with a transfer to the Premier League for some time now after recently shining for Sporting.
The news comes days after Jurgen Klopp broke his silence on their transfers as he responded to claims that they need more goals from midfield.
Nunes, 23, has a release clause of £50.6m (60 million euros) and has attracted attention from Wolves and Chelsea.
Reports from Portugal and Jornal de Noticias claim that Liverpool isn’t the only club to be interested as Wolverhampton Wanderers were the first club to ask Sporting about Nunes, followed by Chelsea.
He believes that the Liga Nos giants do not want to sell him having already offloaded Palhinha to Fulham for £17m (20 million euros) this summer.
He also signed a new contract last season with the Primeira Liga club that will expire in the summer of 2026 and the club will not open negotiations for the sale of Matheus Nunes for anything below £33.7m (40 million euros).
When questioned during a news conference at the beginning of their preseason tour in Asia, Klopp defended his midfield options.
Fans are still requesting a midfield addition despite the club having Jordan Henderson, Thiago, Fabinho, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, Harvey Elliot, Curtis Jones, Fabio Carvalho, and Tyler Morton at their disposal.
However, according to Whoscored, Thiago was only able to play a part in 45% of Liverpool’s Premier League season last year, while Naby Keita was available for only 34%.
While there are possibilities that combine experience and raw skill, it is obvious that there is a reliability problem, and it might make a big impact over the season.