Liverpool agree contract with £53m-rated Sporting star Gelson Martins

Martins has five goals and three assists in 17 Liga NOS appearances this season (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool have agreed terms with Sporting winger Gelson Martins though are still a long way short of the Portuguese club’s valuation, according to reports.

The Merseysiders are on the hunt for a replacement for Philippe Coutinho, who joined Barcelona in a £142m deal earlier this month, and have been linked with the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Thomas Lemar.

But, according to Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha, they appear to have made most progress on a deal for Sporting sensations Martins.

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