Real Madrid are the favourites to sign Eder Militao in the summer and the player’s agent has confirmed as much speaking to Spanish outlet AS.

Liverpool will be in the market for defensive reinforcements in the summer as their injury crisis this past month has surely proved.

While Jurgen Klopp has insisted that the likes of James Milner and Fabinho have papered over the cracks, the cracks are still very much there and that is the problem that needs solving when the summer transfer window opens.

Eder Militao is a versatile defender. He’s able to play right back and centre back – a lot like Joe Gomez and would only cost £45million (€50.9m).

Manchester United, who are also understood to be interested in the Brazilian with their need for defensive reinforcements also very high, and Liverpool have both been dealt a blow as the player’s agent says there is no chance he will leave this month.

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“There is no possibility of the player leaving his current club in the winter market,” Bertolucci told AS via Manchester Evening News.  “We’re not ruling out his signing for Real Madrid in the summer.”

Real Madrid are the overwhelming favourites to sign Militao in the summer and the way the Spanish press is reporting on this, it seems as though the European champions are close to sealing the deal.

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