first_img Comment Advertisement Mendes is a rising star at Sporting Lisbon (Picture: Getty)Nuno Mendes’ step up to the Sporting Lisbon first-team has caught the attention of Premier League giants, according to reports in Portugal. The 18-year-old is rapidly making a name for himself at Sporting Lisbon and has managed to force himself into head coach Ruben Amorim’s plans in recent months.Mendes made his senior debut in June and is also attracting transfer interest from several Serie A side, including Juventus and AC Milan.A Bola claim Arsenal and Liverpool are among Mendes’ suitors, but the left-back will not come cheap.ADVERTISEMENTSporting Lisbon would be open to cashing in on Mendes, but only if a side can trigger his £41million buy-out clause.AdvertisementAdvertisementMendes has made nine appearances in Liga Nos since breaking into the side and has played mostly on the left side of midfield.Neither Arsenal or Liverpool would be expected to move for Mendes this summer with limited transfer funds at both clubs.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBoth sides are aiming to improve their first-team in the current window, with Mikel Arteta securing the signings of centre-back Gabriel and attacker Willian.Liverpool are on the verge of their first major signing after agreeing a fee with Bayern Munich for Thiago.The transfer window remains open until 5 October.MORE: Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick sends class message to Liverpool over Thiago transferMORE: Bayern Munich confirm Thiago Alcantara will join LiverpoolFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementcenter_img Coral BarryThursday 17 Sep 2020 2:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link506Shares Arsenal and Liverpool tracking Sporting Lisbon wonderkid Nuno Mendeslast_img read more