Following FC Porto’s rejection of Leeds United’s £26 million proposals, The Daily Mirror reports that the Reds are expected to “firm up” their interest in signing the 27-year-old Brazilian.
The Portuguese team is reportedly anticipating a bid from Liverpool FC for the winger in the neighborhood of £34 million as Jurgen Klopp contemplates bolstering his attack ahead of the 2017–18 campaign.
According to the article, Otavio has a £51 million release clause in his contract, but FC Porto is open to negotiations and would consider selling the offensive midfielder for only £38 million.
Last week, Leeds United reportedly submitted a bid that was a little under £26 million, but the Portuguese club quickly turned down the offer. This week, the Whites are anticipated to make a stronger bid, the story continues.
FC Porto and Liverpool FC recently exchanged business after Liverpool FC acquired Luis Diaz from the Portuguese club during the January transfer window.
After Sadio Mane’s sale to Bayern Munich was officially announced earlier this month, the Reds are reportedly looking to add more attacking players this summer.
Otavio was a consistent member of the FC Porto squad last season, contributing 11 assists and three goals in 32 league games to help the team defeat Sporting Lisbon and win the Portuguese league championship.