Speaking to Portuguese outlet BTV, Benfica president Luís Filipe Vieira slapped a €100 million (£89 million) price tag on Liverpool target Carlos Vinicius and revealed that he has already turned down a €60 million (£53,4 million) offer.
Vinicius, who has bagged 20 goals in all competitions for the Primeira Liga side this season, is a reportedly sought-after talent – attracting interest from 10 top clubs as well as the Reds according to a past piece from O Jogo via Sport Witness.
Who should Liverpool sign?
Indeed, back in February, Michael Edwards apparently sent scouts to watch the 25-year-old in action along with representatives from both Manchester clubs, Chelsea, Juventus, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, Marseille, PSV, Sevilla and Valencia.
However, now that Vieira demands a huge £89m fee for his signature, Liverpool now face a battle to sign the player after our alleged interest.
The 6ft 2 colossus appears to be in high demand judging by the number of clubs who have sent scouts to watch him, but would he be worth a swoop ahead of long-time Reds target Timo Werner?
Out of our entire squad, only Liverpool’s stellar front three have made more attempts to find the net on average over 2019/2020.
Indeed, as things stand, we look to have been priced out of the race for Vinicius – with president Vieira remaining stubborn on his £89m asking price.