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Liverpool tipped to make a move for Serie A star
According to various sources from England and Italy, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp would be willing to splash out a substantial amount of money to sign Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne.Although it’s highly improbable this kind of transfer to be pulled off in January, a potential summer move should not be excluded.The Reds have problems in the final third for quite some time, as Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino are struggling to find their last season form, with Xherdan Shaqiri still trying to adapt at Anfield.Meanwhile, the 27-year-old Italian forward is on fire this season. He has notched six goals and provided one assist in 8 Serie A appearances so far. Additionally, the former Pescara man was the one to nail down Napoli’s triumph over Liverpool in the Champions League clash a fortnight ago.
However, Gli Azzurri president Aurelio De Laurentiis has slapped an insane asking price on his jewel, trying to scare off the possible suitors.When asked about Insigne’s price, De Laurentiis gave a sarcastic answer.“Insigne? He has a symbolic release clause. With [his agent] Raiola we decided that we are only going to sell him for €200million. It’s not a written agreement but a verbal one. Two-hundred million, right?”Already established as one of the toughest negotiators in Italy, De Laurentiis will hardly renounce his headline performer without a stratospheric compensation fee.Therefore, the Merseysiders should find the way to persuade their Champions League rivals to reduce the price and allow Insigne to swap Serie A for the Premier League.