Liverpool will have to pat themselves on the back, dust off and move on after seeing their chances to sign Joao Félix from Benfica blown into smithereens.
Reds have been trying to sign the Benfica man, but have now seen their tabled 61 million pounds offers thrown out the window by the Portuguese outfit, according to Correio da Manha (h/t Mirror).
The 19-year-old has been catching the eyes and has seen a strong and fierce rivalry for his services spike.
Big boys Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City have been credited with interests in the attacking midfielder.
Basement boys Monaco have also lined him up as a target.
With five goals and a slap-me-in-the-face-I-cannot-believe jaw dropping, massive nine assists this campaign so far for Benfica, he is the pick of the bunch.
The Portugal international has a whopping 105 million pounds release clause hanging down from his contract at the club.
Though, he has yet to be capped for Portugal, the youngster is a true talent and Klopp has remained a keen admirer of his beautiful skills.
The youngster’s price fee is definitely going to scare off top clubs. Liverpool are many million pounds off the price mark Benfica would consider selling.
Nonetheless, Liverpool have showed in recent years they can still pull a stunt over a transfer if he’s been completely locked in on their radar.