Liverpool are looking to bring Wolves duo Ruben Neves and Adama Traore to Anfield this summer, according to The Sun.
The report suggests the pair will cost Liverpool in excess of £100 million but the Reds may be willing to spend big as they aim to defend their Premier League title, which they are on the cusp of winning.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp may want to freshen up his midfield with James Milner nearing his swansong and Gini Wijanldum yet to sign a new contract with just one year left on his current one.
Big money signing Naby Keita has also failed to have a big impact and Englishman Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is injury prone.
Reported Liverpool target Neves has been one of the best players in a Wolves side which has impressed fans and pundits alike with their energetic brand of football.
The 23 year old has been at the heart of that team, scoring spectacular goals and pulling the strings from deep with his exceptional range of passing.
A proven success in the Premier League, Neves ticks all he boxes that Klopp wants in a midfielder.
However, he is not the only target that the Merseyside club are looking at in Nuno Santo’s side with Traore also in their eyesight.
The 24 year old Spaniard has turned a few heads this year with his performances and is finally living up to the potential he has been promising for a few years.
Traore impressed Klopp when the two sides met in January and the latter called him “unplayable” as he terrorised Reds left back Andy Robertson.
The bulky winger can prove to be a valuable back-up to star men Salah and Mane as Liverpool aim to charge for all trophies next season.
However, the high fee can prove to be a disincentive for Liverpool with Klopp already mentioning how the clubs are expected to struggle in the future.
“All clubs are losing money,” Klopp told Sky Germany. “How do I discuss with the players about things like salary waivers and on the other hand buy a player for £50-60m — we’d have to explain.
“If you want to take it seriously and run a normal business you depend on income. And we have no idea how much the club will earn — especially because we don’t know when we can start playing in front of spectators again.
“At the moment, without spectators, we have to pay back on season tickets and probably sell none next year. At least maybe the first 10 or 15 games. VIP areas won’t be packed and tickets won’t be sold.”
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