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Rumour Mongering: Reds Back In For Insigne

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The Italian forward may be open to a move.

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With the future of Daniel Sturridge still up in the air, the obvious question of who might replace the Englishman is on the forefront of minds, and certainly the forefront of transfer gossip.

Enter Lorenzo Insigne. The Naples native, currently playing for his hometown club, has not yet come to terms on a new contract and has admitted that a move away from Napoli may be in the cards this summer. Liverpool, along with Arsenal and a few other Premier League clubs, are said to be interested in acquiring the 25-year-old attacker.

If Liverpool truly are interested in securing him in the summer, Insigne’s indications to the press that he’d be open to leaving Napoli will likely pique their interest. When questioned, the player told Rai Sport that initial talks with the club “did not go well” and that if an agreement couldn’t be reached, they’d have to “go [their] separate ways.”

While not playing in exactly the same position as Sturridge, and therefore not a like-for-like replacement, the Italian international would still supply Klopp with creativity, speed, and skill up front.