Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Porto winger Luis Diaz but could have to beat off competition from elsewhere, according to reports.

The Reds are among a host of top European clubs chasing the 24-year-old, who has 14 goals and three assists for Porto this season in 22 matches in all competitions. It is understood that Liverpool would like to get a deal for the winger over the line in January with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane departing for the African Cup of Nations – but that might not be possible.

Journalist Pipe Sierra (via Sport Witness) claims that Liverpool are ‘very interested’ in bringing Diaz to Anfield with Jurgen Klopp’s side wanting to complete a deal for the Colombia international ‘as soon as possible’. If the Premier League side want to buy him in January it would set them back €80m (£67m) but Porto could be willing to negotiate as low as €50m (£42m) to €60m (£50m) in the summer.

However, Liverpool ‘are not the only interested club’ with Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Everton all taking a look at the winger.

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