Liverpool are closing in on a £35m deal for Wolves forward Diogo Jota that could be completed as early as Saturday.
The move comes just hours after the Premier League champions secured the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal that could be worth up to £25m. Jota’s arrival at Anfield could be made easier by Liverpool defender Ki-Jana Hoever moving to Wolves in a deal worth £10m, plus add-ons. Jota left Molineux before kick-off against Stoke in the Carabao Cup on Thursday and was an unused substitute at the weekend in the 2-0 win at Sheffield United. Liverpool teenager Hoever, who has appeared four times for Jurgen Klopp’s side, can play right wing-back, right-back and centre-back – all positions which Wolves are looking to strengthen during this transfer window. The 18-year-old joined Liverpool from Ajax in 2018 and only signed a new long-term contract at Anfield last summer. However, he is set to join Wolves on a permanent deal after terms were agreed between the two Premier League clubs.