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Liverpool transfer talk: Klopp to increase bid for Portuguese Euro 2016 winner Joao Mario

Harry Clarke

Published 05/08/2016 | 08:43

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates with Liverpool target Joao Mario
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates with Liverpool target Joao Mario

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will make an increased offer for Sporting Lisbon's Euro 2016 star Joao Mario.

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According to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Klopp has already had a bid of €40m turned down with the Portuguese club holding out for €60m for the talented midfielder.

Real Madrid, PSG and Inter Milan are also believed to be interested in the player.

Elsewhere today, Sunderland and Everton are ready to do battle for the signature of Liverpool striker CHRISTIAN BENTEKE, who is priced at £30million, reports the Daily Mirror.

David Moyes is also hoping to bring in Benfica winger EDUARDO SALVIO, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.

Various newspapers are reporting that PAUL POGBA's protracted move to Manchester United could be completed before Sunday's Community Shield, with the France international set to earn £275,000 per week.

JULIAN DRAXLER, Wolfsburg's winger, will cost Arsenal over £50million this summer say the Daily Star.

Manchester City have been put on red alert after Barcelona goalkeeper MARC ANDRE TER STEGEN demanded talks with the club over his future, writes the Sun.

Additional reporting by PA

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