Liverpool staggered as Cagliari stick €80m asking price on duo

The inflated football market has seen Serie A side Cagliari demand Liverpool pay €80million if they want to sign a two of their talented young stars, according to a report.

Italian Under-19 star Nicolo Barella and North Korean striker Han Kwang-Song are both being tracked by the Reds, while there is also interest in the duo from Tottenham.

With Juventus also reportedly interested, Calciomercato reports that Liverpool have been told to stump up if they want to bring the talented young pair to Anfield.

According to the report, Cagliari want €80million for the pair, with Cagliari valuing Barella at €50million and Han at a staggering €30million.

The valuation apparently hasn’t gone down well with Liverpool, who had hoped the pair could be snared at nearer a combined €35-40million and it seems the club are ready to look elsewhere.

Liverpool’s coffers have been swelled by the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and Jurgen Klopp has hinted the club are not in a hurry to part with their cash.

“I don’t think about money. Nobody told me that I have to think about money because we are always reasonable, we always try to do the right thing,” Klopp said.

“Obviously we don’t hesitate to spend the money, we did a few times, but it is not about the moment, it is about making the right decision.

“If anything obviously right would be there in the window then nobody would not do it and we say, OK, let’s go for it.

“But it is not about doing something to cool the situation down or show the people we don’t sleep.

“It is only about right or wrong and at this moment in this situation it is right.”


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