Klopp wants €200m Napoli man to fill Liverpool’s No 10 void

Date published: Monday 15th October 2018 3:07

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will make a move for Italy international Lorenzo Insigne next summer, according to a report.

Klopp has still not replaced Philippe Coutinho, who moved to Barcelona last January, but the latest report from Italy claims Klopp is still on the lookout for a No.10.

The Reds almost signed Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir in the summer for around £50million, but that deal fell through at the final hurdle when apparently something in his medical was flagged up.

Fekir though has been flying for Lyon with three goals and three assists in eight games and there have been suggestions that Klopp could revisit that transfer in January.

Rai Sport though claim that Klopp is ready to make a move for Napoli winger Insigne, who recently lauded Reds star Roberto Firmino.

The 27-year-old forward, who can also play as a second striker or No.10, is understood to be a target for Klopp for summer 2019.

Of course, Insigne was the man who sunk Liverpool with a last-gasp winner earlier this month when Napoli defeated Klopp’s men 1-0 in the Champions League.

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He has been linked with the Reds before and only last month mouthy Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis claimed Insigne had a huge “symbolic” release clause.

De Laurentiis told Il Corriere dello Sport: “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?”

Transfermarketweb claimed in June that Insigne was on Klopp’s radar after Fekir’s proposed Anfield switch collapsed due to concerns over the Lyon star’s medical history.

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