Diogo Jota: Liverpool in talks to sign Wolves winger for around £35m

Jurgen Klopp is keen to strengthen his attacking options after completing a deal for Thiago Alcantara

Melissa Reddy
Senior Football Correspondent
Friday 18 September 2020 17:00 BST
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Liverpool are escalating their interest in Diogo Jota from Wolves and are optimistic of following up the signing of Thiago by adding the forward to their squad for a fee expected to be in excess of £35 million.

Jurgen Klopp has long been an admirer of the versatility and work rate of the Portugal international, who was left out of the Carabao Cup defeat to Stoke by Nuno Espirito Santo.

That signals a transfer is close and with Reds defender Ki-Jana Hoever moving in the opposite direction in a permanent deal, the clubs have been locked in negotiations with the intention of finding speedy conclusions to both situations.

Jota is represented by Gestifute, who Liverpool dealt with to secure Fabinho.

The 23-year-old topped the champions’ shortlist of candidates to fortify their attack, while enquiries were also made for Watford’s Ismaila Sarr, but his valuation was exorbitant. 

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