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Liverpool reportedly plotting January move for in-demand defender

The winter transfer window is now firmly on the horizon for the Reds.

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The January transfer window is around the corner, with Jurgen Klopp likely aware that his squad could use an extra body or two.

The German has done winter business in the last two editions, first with Luis Diaz in 2022 followed by Cody Gakpo in Janaury of this year.

Liverpool’s interest in Goncalo Inacio is well-documented by this point.

The Reds have sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old on multiple occasions, both for club and country this season.

The ball-playing defender is appreciated for his range of passing and vision and should suit Liverpool’s possession-heavy style.

A report by TeamTalk claims that Goncalo Inacio is ‘sharply in focus’ to those at Anfield and that a ‘possibility of a January is high.’

The players release clause, which sits at a handsome £52m, could be all it takes for Sporting CP to sanction a sale of the defender.

Although the price seems steep, it is believed that Jurgen Klopp and co. will have no qualms about paying that amount for the 22-year-old.

That’s because a report from El Nacional suggests that Reds are ‘willing to pay’ the buyout clause for Inacio.

However, as always, there are some stumbling blocks ahead of Liverpool – namely in the form of Real Madrid.

Los Blancos are without defensive stalwart Eder Militao after he suffered a ruptured ACL.

Additionally, Florentino Perez sees Inacio as a ‘magnificent successor’ to veteran, Nacho Fernandez.

It would be difficult to see Inacio choose Anfield if Real Madrid get involved.

The Reds would also hardly want to get into another public transfer tug-of-war with the Spanish club after the fiasco’s that were Jude Bellingham and Aurélien Tchouaméni.

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