Liverpool ‘not interested in Lille’s Renato Sanches’

Liverpool are reportedly not interested in signing Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches and are unlikely to conduct any business in January.

Sanches, formerly of Bayern Munich and Swansea City, has revived his career at French side Lille since joining the club in August 2019, after frustrating experiences in Germany and Wales.

Despite some news outlets indicating that the Reds have reached an agreement with the 23-year-old, the Liverpool Echo reports that such claims are untrue and that Sanches is not a player on Liverpool’s radar.

The Premier League champions are expecting minimal business next month and there are no current plans to strengthen their squad with any new recruits.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has had to cope with defensive absentees for much of this campaign and despite centre-backs Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez remaining sidelined with long-term knee injuries, Klopp is satisfied with his defensive options with Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams offering backup to Joel Matip and Fabinho.

Only if circumstances were to change, such as further injuries or player departures, would Liverpool consider entering the transfer market.