Liverpool fans here inside the Football Transfer Tavern are heading over to the bar to hear from the Express, that the Reds are set to open talks with Sporting goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
Reds scouts have been sent to go and watch the Portuguese international goalkeeper in action, and are readying an £11 million summer bid.
Patricio has an abundance of experience of playing football, and has accrued over 220 appearances for Sporting .
The goalkeeper has been a frequent part of the Portugal national side, and has made appearances for the Portugal under-16 team up to the senior side.
It remains to be seen whether Patricio will take over the number one spot at Anfield, or play as back up to Simon Mignolet.
Reds fans over by the pool table in the Football Transfer Tavern feel that he would add an element of experience between the sticks, and are excited about the prospect of signing Patricio!