Wolves have had an £8.63m (10 million euros) bid turned down for Liverpool teenager Rafael Camacho, claims Portuguese newspaper A Bola.
The report says Wolves and Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund have both had offers of the same amount rejected by the Anfield club, amid interest from Sporting and Benfica.
It reports Sporting had a loan bid turned down for the 18-year-old attacking midfielder in January but that they now want him on a permanent basis. Camacho, who has been linked with a move to Molineux for several weeks, is out of contract in June 2020 and it’s been widely reported that Liverpool want to keep him.
But it’s believed contract talks with the Reds have stalled over a disagreement about the player’s best position.
Camacho posted this on Instagram after scoring a hat-trick for Liverpool’s Under-23s in a 6-0 win against Leicester: “I do not know whose idea it is, but I will prove that they are mistaken about my football.
“I’m not a right defender, I’m an attacker who scores goals. This is my DNA. Happy to score 3 goals and help the team in today’s win vs Leicester.”
Sporting president Frederico Varandas is to contact the player’s agent and Liverpool to try to thrash out a deal, according to A Bola. But it’s also said Benfica and the Camacho camp will meet Tuesday at the Estádio da Luz to talk about a possible transfer.
Camacho, who can also play at right back or wing back, made his senior debut in Liverpool’s 2-1 FA Cup third round defeat at Wolves in January, playing the full game. He made his Premier League bow as a late substitute for Mo Salah in a 4-3 win over Crystal Palace later that month.
The youngster, a team-mate of Wolves left wing back Ruben Vinagre in Portugal’s Under-20 international team, left Sporting in 2013 to sign for Manchester City, before joining Liverpool in the summer of 2016 on a four-year deal.