Liverpool turn attentions towards signing 22-year-old winger – report

Liverpool are in talks with Sporting Lisbon about signing Gelson Martins this summer, according to reports

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Liverpool have turned their attentions towards signing winger Gelson Martins from Sporting Lisbon, according to reports in the British media.

Sky Sports News HQ is reporting that the Reds have “put a pin” in their efforts to try and sign Mohamed Salah from Roma and are now instead focusing on pushing through a deal to land Martins.

The same report claims that Jurgen Klopp has begun exploring other options after Liverpool struggled to agree a fee with Roma for Salah.

The story also claims that Liverpool have scouted the 22-year-old Martins throughout the 2016-17 season and have now begun talks with his club about a possible move to Anfield this summer.

Martins is thought to have release clause of £46.5m in his contract but the report says the Portuguese club could be willing to sell him for just under £40m.

Liverpool are thought to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as Jurgen Klopp prepares his team for a return to the Champions League next season.

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