LIVERPOOL is ready with Porto to sign Luis Diaz and has a second addition they would ideally wish to introduce.
Liverpool would ideally wish to make Fabio Carvalho their second signing of the January transfer opening – but may have to hold up until summer to bring this enthusiastic juvenile to Merseyside. The Reds are closing in on the signing of Porto winger Luis Diaz with the Colombian international to go through a medical in South America immediately.
A one-time fee of £37.4million, rising to £50m with add-ons, has been agreed with Diaz heading to Liverpool over Tottenham, having made it apparent Anfield is his favored objective.
But Liverpool has also kept an eye on Carvalho, who has represented England at under-19 level, during his breakout season in the Championship.
The Portugal-native 19-year-old has done seven goals and three assists in just 17 Championship matches despite having not made a senior league presence in his career earlier this season.
For the Londoners, the attacking midfielder was a remarkable player at under-18 and under-23s level and is now interpreting his promise at first-team rank.
And that has made the Premier League title prospects, and several other clubs across Europe, take notice, especially with the player out of the agreement at Craven Cottage at the termination of this season.
Due to his age, he will not be granted to go for free, and Fulham will be paid up an indemnity fee judged by a self-supporting tribunal unless a payment can be accepted with his expected new club.
Liverpool would be inclined to pay £5million for Carvalho this month. However, Fulham will probably need way more and is hesitant to lose him as they pursue the Championship title.
And any delay agreement might conceivably be dependent on the Reds permitting Fulham to re-sign Carvalho on loan until the end of the season.
That’s with Cottagers head Marco timber, the previous Everton manager, having rejected a permanent farewell this month.
“It’s whole out of our plans for Fabio to flee the club during this window, fully out,” the Portuguese aforementioned positively.
“The most significant players we’ve got in our squad and the others that afterwards, operating laborious to play and looking forward to their chance, until the end of the season and Fabio is one among them.”
But Silva additionally added: “When a player together with his talent is within the last year of his contract, it’s troublesome to stay him.
“Even if he was below contract it’d be troublesome to stay him and while not a contract it’s even worse. If you’ll be able to keep him for a lot of years then nice however it’s been robust.”
Whether Fulham is sensible doing a deal that will see them pocket additional cash than they might get at a tribunal for Carvalho, whereas still holding his services on loan till the end of the season, remains to be seen.
Yet the possibilities of the assaulter linking up with Klopp and co this term, although he is signed this month, are remote. Instead, he presumably can stay at Fulham before outward upon the termination of his deal with in the summer.
The two clubs were solely last in negotiations last summer once Harry Wilson left Anfield to affix Fulham for £12m. The Welshman has since created nine goals and eleven assists in twenty-four matches.