Liverpool have met with the agent of Bruno Fernandes in London, as they plot a second offer for the Sporting CP star - which could include a hefty fee, as well as youngster Rafael Camacho.
Not a day goes by where the Portuguese international's name isn't mentioned, with his future dominating the headlines for a number of weeks after a stunning campaign for the
Portuguese outlet Correio da Manha were the publication who broke the news of the Reds' supposed first bid, and they too are the source of the proposed new offer.
It is claimed that Liverpool are unwilling to budge on their initial cash offer, but will use their highly rated youngster as bait in a bid to soften the blow of Sporting losing their prized asset.
The winger has found first team opportunities hard to come by, with his first, and only, Premier League appearance coming as a substitute in the tense 4-3 win over Crystal Palace last season.
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