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Liverpool Set To Follow Up Dejan Lovren Capture With £30m Move For Benfica Ace

Reds look to raid Portuguese giants for a second time.

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Liverpool are looking to continue their big spending by following up their £20m capture of Southampton defender Dejan Lovren by making a £30m move for Benfica ace Nico Gaitan, according to the Daily Star.

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Lovren finally completed his long drawn out move to Anfield this week for an inflated fee of £20m, and though manager Brendan Rodgers was forced to pay more than he would have liked for the Croatian international, the fee hasn’t hit the Anfield coffers too much as the club prepare to break out the chequebook once again.

Reports are suggesting that talks between Liverpool and Gaitan began last week, as the Reds look to make more additions in order to be able to compete adequately in the Champions League.

Rodgers has already snapped up midfielder Lazar Markovic from the Lisbon-based giants in a £25m deal, but the former Swansea boss will now go one further by forking out more cash for the Serb’s former teammate.

In 2013–14 Gaitan contributed with eight goals overall as his team conquered the treble, including the game’s only goal in the Portuguese Cup’s decisive match against Rio Ave.

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