Liverpool have reportedly had a €70million bid rejected for Benfica teenager Joao Felix, according to a report from Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha.

The Reds are in the market for a new centre forward but retain their interest in signing a no.10 after they dropped their interest in Lyon’s influential Nabil Fekir.

Of course, the report from the Evening Standard which outlines these transfer plans claims that Jurgen Klopp only intends on dipping back into the transfer market in the summer and not a moment sooner.

The German allowed Nathaniel Clyne to leave on loan for the same reason he won’t make any signings this month; he is desperate to maintain the harmony within his squad which has allowed for Liverpool’s flying Premier League form.

 

Reports from Portugal, however, claim that Klopp and Michael Edwards have had a go at trying to land one of Liga Nos’ up and coming stars in Joao Felix.

If Correio da Manha is to be believed, Liverpool submitted a €70million (£61.7m) which was almost immediately rebuffed by Benfica. Both Manchester clubs are also said to be interested in the 19-year-old.

The youngster has reportedly recently signed a contract extension with Benfica that includes a mammoth £105m buyout clause.