Liverpool are seemingly still on the lookout for potential new recruits as the summer transfer window enters the final stages.
What was initially tipped to be a hectic market for the Reds, has somewhat failed to live up to expectations with deals for primary targets in RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita and Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk failing to materialise.
The club has made three signings so far, with Mohamed Salah arriving from Roma, Andrew Robertson signing from Hull City and young striker Dominic Solanke making the move from Chelsea.
While Jurgen Klopp has remained tight-lipped over possible additions, it appears the Reds boss is still keeping a watchful eye out for any inspired last-gasp opportunities.
One man who could fit that bill is Bayern Munich’s Renato Sanches, who Liverpool are preparing a loan move for, according to German outlet Kicker.
Sanches starred in Portugal’s winning Euro 2016 campaign, breaking a record previously set by Cristiano Ronaldo by becoming the youngest player to feature in the final of the competition.
18-years-old at the time, the midfielder was dubbed one of the hottest properties in Europe but has since struggled to hold down a first team place at Bayern under Carlo Ancelotti.
His desire to play regular first team football makes a temporary move possible and one Liverpool should leap at given the room for further midfield reinforcements, not to mention Klopp’s desire to bolster the spine of his team.
He offers the bursting runs from midfield, the athleticism, pace and versatility designed to see him thrive in a setup such as Klopp’s on Merseyside and fit perfectly to a team that functions on a quick transition from defence to attack.
If he is available, then it is a deal that makes sense.