Liverpool is in discussions to sign a 43 million-strong target from Chelsea and Manchester City

Liverpool is in discussions to sign a 43 million-strong target from Chelsea and Manchester City ...

Liverpool is said to be in discussions to sign Sporting Lisbon legend and rumoured Chelsea target Matheus Nunes, with the Portuguese youngster also a target for Newcastle United and Manchester City.

Liverpool will make the 23-year-old midfielder their next transfer priority heading into August, according to Correio da Manha. Though Jurgen Klopps' side face some serious competition from Premier League sides to sign Nunes.

According to Correio da Manha, the likes of Chelsea, City, Newcastle, and Tottenham are also interested in Nunes. This is a substantial sum for any English club looking to sign the Brazilian-born midfielder, according to reports earlier in the window.

Nunes, a silky dribbler who plays as a box-to-box midfielder for Sporting, is the latest creative genius to emerge from Portugal following Bernardo Silva, Renato Sanches, and new Arsenal signing Fabio Vieira, and his experience might indicate why Liverpool are interested in the youngster.

Carvalho was signed from Fulham this summer, with Harvey Elliott returning to his role as central midfielder next season, but Nunes is a more experienced player in the center of the park who can give Klopp extra dynamism in the centre of the park, particularly if the likes of Thiago Alcantara and Naby Keita are injured.

Indeed, with Premier League leaders Chelsea on the verge of signing Nunes, the competition for the 23-year-old is fierce. Liverpool would do well if they succeed in signing the talented Portuguese international.

Liverpool must do everything they can to halt Chelsea and their new team.Nunes' signing

Nunes has exploded onto the pitch in the last 12 months, and his huge interest in the Premier League is no coincidence, as most top clubs in England are apparently following the talented 23-year-old, which is why Liverpool must do everything they can to win the race for the Brazilian dynamo.

After all, Liverpool's best central midfield options are approaching the end of their primes, and finding replacements for them will be critical if Klopp is to maintain his incredible job at Anfield next season.

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