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Liverpool hijack Tottenham move for Porto striker Luis Diaz, as Reds close in on £49m star who is cut from the same cloth as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane

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Liverpool hijack Tottenham move for Porto striker Luis Diaz, as Reds close in on £49m star who is cut from the same cloth as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane

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Liverpool are set to hijack a transfer from Tottenham for highly rated Porto striker Luis Diaz before the January transfer window closes.

Spurs are believed to have tabled a £37m bid for the Colombian star, but now their Premier League rivals are set to go.

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Diaz is one of Portugal’s highest rated players

Athleticism claims Liverpool are set to accept a fee of £37.5m, rising to £49.9m with add-ons after the 25-year-old leaned towards them over Tottenham.

Diaz has scored 14 goals in 18 Primeira Liga appearances this season, his contract still has two and a half years to run and his release clause is set at £66million.

Porto are fierce negotiators but the Portuguese giants are reportedly ready to let the striker leave for less than £66million this month.

The news will cause even more frustration for Tottenham, who have also missed Barcelona-bound Wolves star Adama Traore.

Liverpool hijack Tottenham move for Porto striker Luis Diaz, as Reds close in on £49m star who is cut from the same cloth as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane

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Diaz has been on fire for Porto this season

Reacting to Spurs links earlier this week, talkSPORT European football reporter Lars Siversten said Diaz could easily fit into Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side.

“He’s a quick winger,” the pundit said. “He’s one of those modern wide forwards who likes to come in and try his luck.

“Honestly, I had it in my head as someone who would show up at Liverpool when they start looking for long-term replacements for Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

“He’s that kind of Jurgen Klopp, runs a lot, fast inside forwards. I thought it would suit them well.

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