Liverpool are reportedly ‘closing in’ on a deal to bring FC Porto winger Luis Diaz to Anfield.

The 25-year-old has been perennially linked with a move to the Reds for some time and could finally be about to make the switch.

Having seemingly been content with a quiet January window, it would appear interest from Tottenham and Manchester United has sparked the Merseyside club into life.

According to a report from The Athletic, as cited by James Pearce on Twitter, Liverpool are ‘on course’ to land the Colombia international.

The report – as well as multiple journalists on social media – has claimed that the Reds are ‘winning the race’ to sign the 31-cap ace.

Northern Football Correspondent for The Times, Paul Joyce, also confirmed that Liverpool are ‘looking to finalise’ a £37.5 million deal for Diaz this month.

This season the Copa America star has scored 16 times and provided six assists in 28 appearances across all competitions.

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Wow. This escalated quickly.

Just as it seemed it would be yet another quiet window, suddenly the Reds shock us all again.

Diaz is valued at £36million by Transfermarkt and the report from The Athletic claims the deal will cost €60million (£49.1million) including add-ons.

That represents superb value for money for a player entering the prime of what has already been an impressive career to date.

Capable of operating in various attacking positions, the Colombian is by far and away a more natural fit on the left-wing, therefore providing serious competition to Sadio Mane.

Whilst the Senegalese ace has struggled for top form this season, the numbers would suggest Mane still has a huge role in Jurgen Klopp’s side.

However, possessing an abundance of frightening attacking attributes and set to cost nigh on £50million, it’s unlikely Diaz would be coming in to act as an understudy.

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