Last Updated: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:07
Liverpool's attempts to sign Sporting Lisbon centre-back Tiago Llori have reportedly stalled due to an agent dispute in Portugal.
The Reds were hoping to land the highly-rated 20-year-old this summer and are believed to have already made one bid in the region of £3million for his services.
However, fresh reports suggest any deal is on hold because Llori's club, Sporting, are unwilling to negotiate with more than 20 players who share the same representatives as their prized young forward Bruma, who is also being linked with a move away.
Sporting have so far failed to persuade Bruma, 18, to sign a new deal and, due to apparent disputes with his agent, are now refusing to deal with them - potentially blocking the sale of Llori to the Reds - as he shares the same agent.
It is thought Liverpool remain confident the problems will be ironed out eventually, however, and the youngster will still become a Reds player before the transfer window closes at the end of August.
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