Reports indicate that there is mutual interest from both Liverpool and Manchester City in Porto midfielder Alan Varela.
The source of this information is from Argentina, where BolaVip has provided an exclusive report detailing the competition for the 22-year-old player.
It has been reported that both Liverpool and Manchester City are expressing a desire to secure the services of Alan Varela in the upcoming summer transfer window.
The pursuit of Varela by Liverpool is not a recent development, with reports suggesting that the Reds had already approached the midfielder during his time at Boca Juniors.
Liverpool are reportedly seeking to strengthen their midfield due to perceived depth issues, aiming to make an addition in the upcoming summer rather than an immediate deal.
On the other hand, the Champions League winners, Man City are eyeing Varela as a potential replacement for Kalvin Phillips, who is reported to be heading to West Ham United.
However, both clubs face a significant hurdle in Porto’s stringent demand for the transfer. Bolavip suggests that the Dragons are adamant about releasing Varela only for the hefty sum of his €70m release clause. Complicating matters further, the player is secured by a contract extending until 2028.
While Varela has showcased impressive performances for Porto recently, the looming question remains whether any club will be willing to commit to such a substantial expenditure for his signing in the January transfer window.