Date published: Friday 18th September 2020 5:21
Liverpool’s talks with Wolves for Diogo Jota are at an “advanced stage”, according to a report.
News emerged earlier on Friday that Liverpool had registered their interest in Jota as an alternative target to Watford’s Ismaila Sarr.
And after the Premier League champions confirmed the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich, it appears they could soon complete another deal.
According to Paul Joyce of The Times, talks with Wolves for Jota are advancing. The deal will be worth more than £35m.
Wolves will sign defender Ki-Jana Hoever from Liverpool in return in a separate deal worth around £10m.
Jota would become the next high-profile signing at Anfield after the arrival of Thiago, who was unveiled as a new Liverpool player on Friday.
Jota signed for Wolves in 2018 from Atletico Madrid, after a loan spell at Molineux in the previous campaign.
He has scored 44 goals for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side in all competitions. Last term, he netted 16 goals and provided six assists in 48 games.
The 23-year-old could now provide competition for Liverpool’s famous front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
Jota was absent from Wolves’ squad for their Carabao Cup defeat to Stoke in midweek. Nuno Espirito Santo gave little away about the reasoning.
Klopp admits Thiago surprised him
Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp says new signing Thiago surprised him with his desire to become part of the club’s project.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Klopp expressed his delight at the deal, revealing how chats with the player helped him realise the 29-year-old’s long-standing wish.