As the transfer rumour mill begins to turn a little faster, players linked with Liverpool are becoming more commonplace.

The latest in a long line of midfielders tipped with a move to Merseyside is FC Porto attack-minded ace Otavio.

Mentioned alongside Fiorentina and Valencia as holding an interest in the Brazilian – previously a target for Leicester and Arsenal – the Anfield club are said to have ‘the advantage’ in the pursuit.

That’s according to a report from Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã, as cited by LFC Transfer Room on Twitter.

The report claims Liverpool are the club that ‘most seduce’ the Brazilian youth international and could land the 26-year-old for a £34.3million release clause before the end of June.

During 2020/21, Otavio scored five and assisted 12 other goals in 42 appearances across all competitions.

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Signing a Gini Wijnaldum replacement hasn’t been billed as a priority by the club, despite the Dutchman’s influence on Jurgen Klopp’s side last term.

Valued at £21.6million and under contract until 2025 (Transfermarkt), landing the Brazilian for the suggested release clause would be good business from the Reds.

Capable of playing across numerous midfield positions, Otavio would provide invaluable versatility to Klopp’s squad.

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