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Liverpool: Fabrizio Romano reveals blow to transfer plans

Liverpool are already being linked to several players this summer despite the current team still being involved in the opportunity to win three more trophies this season.

Now, Fabrizio Romano has given an update on one particular transfer target.

What’s the latest?

The Italian journalist and transfer insider took to his column with Anfield Watch to reveal one player who won’t be joining the quadruple-chasing club next season.

Romano wrote: “Renato Sanches was one of the names on the shortlist back in 2021, but a move remains unlikely, with the Portuguese’s salary demands especially ambitious and the competition for his signature high.”

Supporters will be gutted

If there is any area of the pitch that could use some fresh legs this summer it is the midfield, after FSG failed to replace Georginio Wijnaldum last summer following his move to Paris Saint-Germain, so supporters will likely be gutted that a deal for Renato Sanches is looking unlikely.

Liverpool were linked to the Portuguese midfielder last summer and more recently speculation mounted during the January transfer window but nothing materialised.

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There is no doubt that age is not on the side of the majority of the current Liverpool midfielders with Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho all in their 30s, so adding the 24-year-old could have been an option to add depth and another young midfielder into the squad.

Calciomercato is now reporting that the Ligue 1 star has agreed on terms with AC Milan, so Jurgen Klopp will likely have to concede defeat on the potential signing and look elsewhere for players to bolster the midfield this summer.

With that being said, all is not lost for Liverpool as they are heavily linked with Aurelien Tchouameni and Fabio Carvalho who can both offer similar attacking ambition from an advanced midfield role.

Should Liverpool have signed Renato Sanches?

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Yes

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Ultimately, whoever joins this tenacious team will have to compete for a spot in the midfield three, with the current crop proving they’re still more than capable of putting in consistent performances that have led the Kopites into potentially having one of their most successful seasons in the history of the club.

AND in other news: Romano: Liverpool in talks to sign “extraordinary” £83m machine, Klopp would love him

Article title: Liverpool: Fabrizio Romano reveals blow to transfer plans

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