Liverpool may face UEFA sanctions if midfield goal Manuel Ugarte forces by way of a transfer to Anfield, with Sporting Lisbon threatening the Reds with harassment of a participant in the course of a season.

Brokers of Sporting midfielder Manuel Ugarte are set to talk to Liverpool over a transfer, in response to Portuguese outlet, File (opens in new tab). The 22-year-old has impressed in Europe this season towards the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham and reportedly has a launch clause of £52m.