Liverpool are the latest Premier League club to be embroiled in the race to sign FC Porto midfielder Fernando, with a host of clubs chasing the highly rated midfield general.
The Brazilian was rumoured to be on the verge of completing a transfer to Serie A giants Napoli, having been linked with several sides on the continent.
However, it appears that Fernando would prefer a move to England, with a whole host of clubs fighting for his signature.
Reports in Portugal suggest that the Reds had scouts present for Porto’s match against Benfica on Sunday and that Fernando was being watched.
Fernando current deal is set to expire in the Summer, but Liverpool may need to snap him up quick, with Fernando’s agent stating that he is on the verge of signing a new deal with the Portuguese giants.
Araujo said: “We’ve come to an agreement with Porto.