Liverpool could reportedly still move for Joao Palhinha, though Fulham’s asking price for the midfielder could make a difficult hard to do.

According to journalist Dean Jones, the Portuguese international remains an option for Liverpool as a fourth and final midfield signing this summer.

However, with Fulham demanding as much as £80m for the 28-year-old, Liverpool could be hesitant to move for Palhinha, who has also only played one full season in the Premier League.

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With the midfielder also out through injury, it could be some time before Liverpool even get to see Palhinha run out as an official Red if a deal was to happen.

However, despite the obstacles, Palhinha remains a target for Liverpool, and there’s a slim chance that a move could happen this summer.

Jones said: “I’m not going to rule out that they’re going to go for Palhinha, because I know that they definitely looked at him in the past and they do like him.”

Palhinha should only be seen as Liverpool’s last resort

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Palhinha fits the exact profile Liverpool are looking for this summer, yet given his age and Fulham’s asking price, the midfielder should be a last resort for the Reds.

As we know, there are plenty of midfielders in the market Liverpool are looking at beyond Palhinha, and the Portuguese star must be viewed as a player the Anfield side only move for if it’s the only choice.

With 11 days left to go in the window, anything is possible for Liverpool, and Palhinha could re-emerge as a realistic target depending on what happens in the coming days.

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