Liverpool are set to win the race to sign Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches ahead of rivals Barcelona, reports claim.

The 23-year-old is expected to leave French champions Lille this summer, where he was a key player in their title success after reigniting his career following a terrible spell at Bayern Munich.

Lille have set a £40million price tag on Sanches, and Liverpool are in 'pole position' to buy the midfielder given Barcelona's well-documented financial crisis, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo.

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