Liverpool on the brink of beating United and Tottenham to first summer signing, £40m bid tabled

Following the robust nature of their squad, Liverpool are not expected to sign any marquee player this summer but we may be in for some pleasant surprises.

According to emerging reports, Liverpool are in pole position to sign Portugal and Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

Fernandes is widely expected to leave Sporting this season, this follows from the wide interest in him from top European clubs.

The 24-year-old star, who joined Portuguese outfit in 2017 from Sampdoria has seen his stock increased. He has been impressive for Sporting since his arrival and his last season form has left many onlookers impressed.

He scored 20 League goals last season and provided 13 assists despite playing from the middle of the pack. The Reds are looking to add depth to their other strong squad and Fernandes has been identified as a perfect fit for them.

Tottenham, Inter Milan, Manchester United and Manchester City have all been linked with a move for the player but non of them have made offers for him as we understand. However, the Reds are said to be favourites to land the tricky midfielder after submitting a 45 million (£40 million) bid for the star, according to Correio da Manha.

Transfermarkt has valued the Portuguese midfielder at 55,00 Mill. € but Liverpool are very capable of meeting his valuation if they are truly interested in him.

Although Milner can play in any position across the midfield, Liverpool are believed to be looking for his replacement.