Juventus set to hijack Liverpool move for 24-year-old Portuguese star

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Serie A champions Juventus are keeping tabs on the progress of reported Liverpool transfer target Bruno Fernandes, according to the Record reports.

The Sporting CP prolific midfielder is attracting lots of attention after some impressive performances for the Portuguese outfit this campaign.

The Merseyside Reds are one of the teams believed to be interested in securing his services him this summer, as they look to add even more quality to their squad.

An attack-minded playmaker possessing the great technical ability and keeping tabs for goal, Fernandes is seen as someone who can be a leader of the midfield area of any team.

The Merseyside Reds will face stiff competition for the Portugues international midfielder, however, and Serie A champions Juventus have now emerged as contenders.

Juventus will reportedly sent scouts to keep close tabs on the Portugal international in action, with Benfica’s highly-rated forward Joao Felix also a target for top teams in the Serie A and Premier League.

Fernandes has enjoyed an exceptional 2018/19 season, founding back of the net 28 times in 42 games.

He also has 11 caps for Portuguese giants to his name, finding the net once to date.

Meanwhile, Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has reportedly emerged as a shock summer transfer target for three teams in Serie A.

The Croatia international defender has fallen down the defensive pecking order at Anfield this season, initially losing place in starting XI to Joe Gomez and then falling behind Matip after spending time on the sidelines following the knee injury.

The 29-year-old could move on at the end of the season, with The Mirror claiming that that AC Milan, Napoli and AS Roma are ready to offer him an escape route from Anfield.

AS Roma are believed to be particularly interested in securing the services of Croatian defender as Kostas Manolas has been rumoured with a move away from Stadio Olimpico, while Napoli are in danger to lose Kalidou Koulibaly.