Representatives of the Premier League club Liverpool arrived to Portugal this week where they are currently holding negotiations with Sporting CP over a transfer move of William Carvalho.
English and Portuguese media are reporting that the Reds have stepped up their efforts to wrap up a deal for the highly-rated Portugal star and beat the likes of Atletico Madrid to his signature.
Portugal media outlet Abola has earlier claimed that la Liga side Atletico Madrid have also expressed great interest in signing the player who has long been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past.
Euro 2016 winner with Portugal has been widely regarded as one of the hottest properties in the Primeira Liga and has been long tipped to make a big step forward in his career by signing for a big-name European side.
Liverpool are reportedly keen to go the full distance to land the reliable midfielder who is valued at £25 million.