Liverpool are reported to have stepped up their interest in bringing Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne to Merseyside in 2020.
The Serie A side are currently encountering issues, with club supremo Aurelio De Laurentiis causing unrest that has led to rumours of several top stars moving on, as reported in the Daily Mail.
Liverpool, who have been continually linked with a big-money move for England star Jadon Sancho, could actually secure themselves a much-cheaper alternative in Insigne.
The Mail’s report values Insigne at £55m, more than half of the €140million price that Borussia Dortmund are asking for winger Sancho.
Both players would be expected to fill similar roles at Anfield, and although Insigne is nine years older than Sancho, at 28, he would appear to represent better value for money given his experience at the top level of the game.
Insigne has scored 61 goals in 244 Serie A appearances for Napoli and notched seven times for Italy in his 34 caps.