The Reds have been extensively linked with a move for the 25-year-old in recent months and are believed to have scouted the Columbian on numerous occasions.
Liverpool and Porto sources deny contacts/talks over Luis Díaz move in January. There’s no proposal to discuss, as things stand. 🔴🇨🇴 #LFC
Liverpool sent their scout to follow Díaz five times last year but there’s no negotiation now.
🇪🇬 Current priority: Mo Salah new deal. pic.twitter.com/eGOnrAjOGI
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 6, 2022
Now a fresh report from Spanish outlet El Nacional has claimed that the Anfield club are the frontrunners for the deal despite interest from Barcelona.
The report claims that Jurgen Klopp is ‘desperately looking for reinforcements’ in the attacking department and the 31-cap Columbia star is ‘one of the big candidates’ to arrive.
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Valued at £36million and under contract in Portugal until 2024 (Transfermarkt), the report suggests that Liverpool can ‘easily pay’ the asking price.
Previously mooted to have a £67million release clause, shelling out such an amount hasn’t come as second nature to the Anfield club in recent years.
However, with the squad in need of a refresh, perhaps the time has come for further big-money incomings.
Predominately a left-winger, Diaz boasts an array of outstanding attacking attributes that would provide a welcome addition to Klopp’s options.