Liverpool eye Italian winger as Coutinho replacement

Lorenzo Insigne of SSC Napoli celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between AC Milan and SSC Napoli at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 21, 2017 in Milan, Italy.
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Liverpool are eyeing Italy and Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho if they are forced to sell the Brazilian. 

Links to Lorenzo Insigne have resurfaced this evening as the Mirror claim the Italy and Napoli winger is being targeted as a potential replacement for Philippe Coutinho should Liverpool opt to sell the playmaker to FC Barcelona.

Both Liverpool’s manager Jürgen Klopp and owners Fenway Sports Group are adamant that the Brazilian will not be sold for any sum of money as they bid to hold onto their best players this summer ahead of a crucial campaign that could see them return to the Champions League.

The player has submitted an official written transfer request to the club but it was reportedly rejected immediately by Sporting Director Michael Edwards. It is yet to be seen whether Coutinho’s position at the club becomes untenable or whether the club force him to stay and re-integrate him back into the fold.

Klopp was cryptic today with his response when asked about the saga revealing that the final decision is not solely resting in his hands.

Insigne, who scored 20 goals last season for the Italian side, would likely cost around £60m but it is believed money will be absolutely no issue if Coutinho is sold. Bundesliga rising star Max Meyer is also earmarked by the Mirror as a potential option if Klopp opts out of chasing Insigne.


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