Anfield side pursue Brazilian.
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Liverpool are reportedly in talks to sign FC Porto battler Fernando according to talkSPORT.
Brendan Rodgers is keen to strengthen his central midfield options and may well see the Brazilian as a preferable option to the likes of Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva.
The 26 year old is out of contract in the summer and is therefore able to enter into pre-contract talks next month and there is sure to be a great deal of interest in the defensive midfielder.
Everton, Juventus, Napoli and Inter Milan are all keen on Fernando, who moved to the Estadio Dragao in June 2007 and has helped the club to four domestic titles and a Europa League success among a host of honours over the course of the past six years.
Liverpool are willing to offer a higher salary than all other suitors and Rodgers will hope to win the race to capture the FC Porto star.
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