Report: Liverpool have secured first refusal on midfielder allegedly wanted by Spurs

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According to the print edition of The Sunday Mirror – 15/5, page 77 (as relayed by Caught Offside), Liverpool have secured first refusal on Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira, who is also allegedly wanted by Tottenham Hotspur.

Previous reports have indicated that Antonio Conte wants to make six new signings this summer, including two midfielders (Telegraph).

If The Mirror’s update is to be believed, Viera is one of the names on Spurs’ radar ahead of the summer transfer window.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed an impressive campaign, having amassed six goals and 14 assists in the Portuguese top flight this season (Transfermarkt).

The Mirror claim that Spurs and West Ham have expressed an interest in the midfielder, who has a £12.7m release clause in his contract.

However, it is Liverpool who are said to have reached an agreement with Porto that will see Jurgen Klopp’s men have first dibs on Vieira should any other club make a move for the player.

The report states the good relationship the Reds built up with Porto following their dealings over Luis Diaz in January helped them during their negotiations for Vieira.

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Liverpool’s transfer business over the last five years has been nearly flawless. They have brought almost all of their players for under their true market value (with the exception of Nabi Keita).

They have set the blueprint that clubs like Spurs have to follow if we are to compete with the likes of Manchester City, who have the much greater financial muscle.

We cannot afford to sign big-money flops like Ndombele if we are to stand a chance of competing for major honours. The signs in January were quite promising, with both Kulusevski and Bentancur hitting the ground running in North London.

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