Liverpool fear their hopes of signing Porto winger Christian Atsu could be scuppered by the Portuguese sideís reluctance to come to the table.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers believes the 21-year-old Ghanaian would be a perfect addition to his squad as he looks to improve on last seasonís seventh place Premier League finish.
The pacy youngster has just one year left on his contract at the Estadio do Dragao and has told Porto that he has no intention of signing a new deal.
This news gave the Merseysiders belief that Porto would agree on a quick sale and tabled a bid of £3million.
However, the Portuguese champions are in no hurry to sell their man and, may decided to make the youngster sit out the final year of his contract.
With rumours of another Premier League club showing interest in the winger the Reds have upped their offer to £5 million. But Porto still seem reluctant to talk to the Anfield outfit which could see Rodgers step away from the negotiating table and focus his attention on alternative targets.
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