English Premiership

Liverpool's £33.5m bid for Joao Mario rejected

2016-07-27 13:37
Joao Mario (Getty Image)

Cape Town - Sporting Lisbon have rejected Liverpool's £33.5m bid for Joao Mario, according to widespread reports.

The Merseyside along with Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea are chasing the 23-year-old's signature.

According to the Telegraph, Mario's father confirmed that Liverpool and Inter Milan's bid have been rejected.

"I was informed, however, that the club said no to £30m plus £8m in bonuses from Inter and to £33.5m from Liverpool," Mario's father said.

"Nothing particular has happened, my son is a professional and knows he has a contract with Sporting."

Mario recently won the European Championship with Portugal in France after shocking the host nation in the final.

The midfielder has been with Sporting since 2004 and worked his way into the first team after departing his hometown of Porto.

Read more on:    liverpool  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
02 October 2016
Manchester United v Stoke City, Old Trafford 13:00
Leicester City v Southampton, King Power Stadium 15:15
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City, White Hart Lane 15:15
Burnley v Arsenal, Turf Moor 17:30
15 October 2016
Chelsea v Leicester City, Stamford Bridge 13:30
Stoke City v Sunderland, Britannia Stadium 16:00
Arsenal v Swansea City, Emirates Stadium 16:00
Manchester City v Everton, Etihad Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur, The Hawthorns 16:00
Bournemouth v Hull City, Vitality Stadium 16:00
Crystal Palace v West Ham United, Selhurst Park 18:30
16 October 2016
Middlesbrough v Watford, Riverside Stadium 14:30
Southampton v Burnley, St. Mary's Stadium 17:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Will Jose Mourinho lead Manchester United to the English Premiership title in 2016/17?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.