Liverpool are making life difficult for Juventus in the race to sign Sofyan Amrabat from Fiorentina.

The Reds have been strongly linked with a move for Amrabat all summer long. And with business still needing to be done this summer, the rumours haven’t yet gone away.

This time, it’s Italian outlet Calciomercato who are putting Liverpool’s name forward yet again.

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They claim that the Reds are no longer the favourites to sign the Moroccan, though. Instead, Serie A giants Juventus are said to be at the ‘forefront’ of any potential transfer.

However, despite being well positioned, things reportedly won’t be straight forward for Juve to get their man.

Interest from Liverpool – as well as Manchester United is claimed to be a ‘difficulty’ the Old Lady will have to overcome.

There’s still also said to be a chance that Amrabat stays where he is, too. Either way, it’s reportedly set to be an ‘intense’ few days for the 27-year-old.

Juventus pushing for Amrabat resolution

After the signing of Wataru Endo, you’d have thought that reports linking Liverpool to Amrabat would start to die down.

But with the Reds still seemingly in the market for another player, that hasn’t really happened.

The Fiorentina man has obviously been of interest to Liverpool as they try to remedy their midfield issues. But you get the impression that if they’d have really wanted Amrabat, he’d be theirs by now.

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Instead, something has clearly led Liverpool to hesitate, and opt to bring in Endo over him.

For now, that still looks like a slightly strange decision. Calciomercato report that Amrabat is still on the market for around £25m over the next two days. Three years younger than Endo, used to playing at a higher level and only £10m or so more expensive, the Morocco international would have seemed liked the better option.

His displays at last year’s World Cup led to Amrabat being lauded as an ‘exceptional’ player by Luis Enrique and he has qualities that Liverpool could really do with.

Nevertheless, both Juve and United both now seem better placed to land the midfield enforcer. Perhaps it’s in the Reds’ interests to make it tricky for those two right up until tomorrow’s deadline, though.

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