New Everton coach Carlo Ancelotti is looking to make a sensational swoop on his old club Napoli to sign Lorenzo Insigne, according to a report.
French media outlet Le10sport report that Ancelotti is keen to be reunited with the Italy forward, who is having a rough time in Naples.
Apparently the fans are no longer forgiving of the forward’s mistakes and he has been whistled and booed more this season than any other time in the rest of his career, per the source.
Insigne, 28, has four goals and six assists in 19 games this season and is under contract with the Serie A club until June 2022 and is understood to have an €100m exit clause in his deal.
Corriere dello Sport claimed last April that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool were in pole position to sign the Italy forward last summer; the player understood to have been on Liverpool’s radar for some time.
Italian website La Repubblica, as quoted by Sport Witness, also reported how Klopp’s side had seen a massive €70million (£61m) bid for the Serie A sensation rejected in January, but that he remained on their radar ahead of a possible summer 2019 swoop.
Of course Klopp has since wrapped up a deal for Red Bull Salzburg star Takumi Minamino, who plays in a similar position to Insigne – all across the forward line.
Ancelotti though is now on the trail of the Mino Raiola-represented player and he wants the deal to be completed in the January transfer window as he looks to give his squad an instant shot in the arm.