Liverpool were linked with a move for Lorenzo Insigne by La Repubblica earlier this year and the forward is now reportedly available, according to Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis. 

The Reds are in the market for a new multi-functional forward to provide depth in attack.

Nicolas Pepe is a player of significant interest for the Anfield side, reliable French journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi claims, but Insigne is certainly not a player the club should be interested in at all.

Lorenzo Insigne.

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Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis told the press: “If we receive offers that can allow us to replace them [Allan and Insigne] then we can talk about it.

“If not, if we receive offers in the last ten days of the transfer window then it’s not possible anymore.”

 

La Repubblica claimed in February that the Naples outfit would accept a bid worth €150million for Insigne and even if he’s available for half of that now, it’s not a deal that should appeal to Liverpool.

Virgil van Dijk and Lorenzo Insigne.

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The Italy international recently turned 28 years of age and his prime years will soon be over while there are others that are younger and more clinical in front of goal.

Liverpool have built an impressive side and it would be for nothing if they wasted most of their transfer budget on a winger that might struggle with the physicality of the Premier League and is heading for the twilight years of his career.

Spending anywhere over £40m on Insigne would not be good business for the Merseysiders and they would do well to steer clear of the Napoli star.

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