Reds hone in on Spartak star.
Liverpool are hoping to close in on a deal to sign Spartak Moscow midfielder Romulo as Brendan Rodgers looks to bolster his midfield options during the January transfer window, according to thew Metro.
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The Reds boss has included the 23-year-old on his list of winter targets and will be looking to step up his efforts to land his signature to help boost the squad in the wake of Lucas Leiva’s injury.
Reports in Russia have claimed that Liverpool have approached Spartak over a move for the eight-cap Brazil international and have told them to name their price.
Romulo primarily operates as a defensive midfielder and has been lauded as an enforced because of his height, power and range of passing as well as his ability to play in the centre of defence too.
Now Liverpool are set to press ahead with an official approach to land his signature and will test the waters with an initial £7m offer.
However, Spartak would be willing to sell at the end of the season and are hoping to earn a fee closer to the £10m mark.
Fellow Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as Spanish champions Barcelona have all been credited with an interest, but Liverpool are now said to be frontrunners for prizing him away from the Russian side.
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