Liverpool, which worked to rebuild its midfield during this summer’s transfer market, is looking to add more reinforcements this winter. Brazilian midfielder Andre, who plays for Fluminense, is rumored to be the top priority target, but it has recently been reported that Fulham are leading the battle.
Reporter Emmanuel Luiz updated the information surrounding the player, saying that the Brazilian midfielder wants to play at Anfield, but that Fulham would like to change his mind about playing at Craven Cottage by promising to pay a transfer fee that exceeds Liverpool’s.
“So I’m going to be loud and clear for you guys. We already talked about £40m being the release clause,”
“Fulham and Liverpool were in the race, Andre really wanted Liverpool in the middle of the year, it remains really clear.”
“Andre wants Liverpool, but the most important thing right now, Andre wants Liverpool, but Fulham, and I confirmed this, I spoke to some guys at the club and they said that Andre will play for the club that makes the best offer to Fluminense.”
“He wants Liverpool, and Liverpool wants to pay like £30m, but what Fulham did, they said to Fluminense, he has a £40m release clause, what we want to do as Fulham is to pay the release clause and have some sort of add-on clause,”Redmen TV
With a desire not to reduce the availability of young midfielder Stefan Bajcetic, whose condition has not improved, it is increasingly likely that Liverpool will focus on securing a left-handed center back, which they have been targeting this summer, instead of a defensive midfielder recently.
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