Liverpool have moved ahead of Tottenham in the race to sign Luis Diaz from Porto; Spurs were willing to pay up to £46m for Diaz; but Diaz prefers a move to Liverpool; Diaz was a summer target for Liverpool, but Spurs’ interest has accelerated their plans.
Liverpool are close to completing the signing of Luis Diaz from Porto in a deal worth potentially £50m (€60m), however, should the exciting attacker make the switch to Anfield, then Jurgen Klopp is expected to allow as many as three first-team players to depart.
The Colombia international was manager Jurgen Klopp’s first-choice for the summer transfer window, but Liverpool have accelerated their plans due to Spurs’ strong interest.
Sky Sports News has been told Liverpool have sent a team to Argentina, in anticipation of doing a medical there, with a timescale of about 72 hours expected for a deal that has been complicated by the player being in South America.
Diaz is set to feature in Colombia’s World Cup qualifier against Peru on Friday night, before travelling to Argentina for Tuesday’s second qualifier.