By Harry Sykes

Liverpool are in talks to sign Bayern Munich central midfielder Renato Sanches, according to a report.

Sky Italy claim the Merseyside giants are negotiating what would be a sensational transfer of the Portugal international.

Sky Sports senior correspondent Kaveh Solkehol quoted the Italian broadcaster as reporting Liverpool’s interest in a player who is also wanted by Monaco.

Sanches, 20, signed for Bayern last summer from Benfica for a fee of £31.5million but has not quite made the impact that had been expected.

He made just 25 appearances for the Bundesliga giants last season, many of which were as a substitute.

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It has been reported that Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti is willing to offload Sanches, who asked yesterday not to feature in the win over Werder Bremen.

It is said he did want to risk getting injured and ruin his chances of a move away.

Sanches has played just six minutes for Bayern this season and has not featured in either of their two league fixtures.

In other Liverpool transfer news, Liverpool lead the chase to sign Oxlade-Chamberlain following a major development but told they must pay £40million and £1 to seal the deal.

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