We round up the latest Liverpool FC news and rumours on Tuesday, with Jurgen Klopp potentially moving closer to a priority summer target.
Napoli Hand Reds Jorginho Boost
Italy midfielder Jorginho has been touted as one of Klopp’s primary candidates to fill the No. 6 role next season, with Emre Can expected to leave on the expiry of his contract.
However, it is not clear whether Napoli will part ways with the 26-year-old given his importance to Maurizio Sarri’s side.
But according to Corriere dello Sport, the Serie A side have now agreed terms with a potential replacement in Sampdoria youngster Lucas Torreira, ahead of a potential €25 million deal.
Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos, however, believes the Uruguayan would initially arrive as his client’s backup.
Though while Santos insisted he and his client “are not looking for anything,” he added Jorginho would be forced to “evaluate” his options if Napoli accepted an offer.
Santos had previously admitted that Jorginho “could be sacrificed to make way” if Torreira did arrive—so could Liverpool take advantage of this confusing situation?
Bayern Join Race For Can…But Could He Stay?
Any move for Jorginho would presumably rest on Can’s departure, with the Germany international set to see out the remainder of his contract after four years at Anfield.
Juventus are widely considered to be the 24-year-old’s most likely destination, though CEO Beppe Marotta stressed on Saturday that…