Paper Talk: Liverpool back on trail of Porto star

Date published: Saturday 15th October 2016 10:00

Ruben Neves: Midfielder has caught the eye for Porto

Liverpool are back on the trail of Porto starlet Ruben Neves and Chelsea are chasing a Marseille youngster, all in today’s gossip.


Liverpool have been in contact again with Porto midfielder Ruben Neves’ agent, according to reports in Italy.

The Reds are believed to have made attempts to land the 19-year-old in the summer and now Italian outlet Calciomercato say Liverpool and Chelsea have both enquired about the availability of the player, who has a €40million release clause.

Juventus are also said to be interested in the player, who Liverpool were set to formalise a bid for earlier this year. The Record in Portugal claimed Jurgen Klopp was all set to make an offer for the player, who has captained Porto in the Champions League.

He is the youngest-ever captain in the Champions League and his progression through the ranks at Porto has been very impressive leading many of Europe’s top clubs to put him on their radar.

Neves has a contact which runs until June 2017 and he is represented by the super-agent Jorge Mendes.



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