​Liverpool are eyeing up a move for Napoli and Italy attacker Lorenzo Insigne, according to ​Live 4 Liverpool (h/t Tuttosport).


Jurgen Klopp is likely to boost his attacking options in the summer, as he gets ready for his first full campaign as Reds boss, and is desperate to get the Anfield club challenging for silverware again.

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Klopp watched his side finish eighth in the Premier League this season while they also missed out on the Europa League trophy, losing 3-1 to Sevilla in the final.


The German boss was said to be interested in signing Gonzalo Higuain from the Naples club, but the release clause - set at £71m - might be too steep, and owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is confident that the player will stay on as a result.


Klopp probably considers Insigne a cheaper option, who could provide enough fire-power up front. The midfielder, who can play on the left wing, in the middle and as a forward, scored 13 goals and assisted 11 in all competitions for Napoli during the campaign, helping them to a second-place finish, below champions Juventus.

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Unlike Higuain, Insigne is likely to leave, with several clubs having shown interest in his services. Atletico Madrid tabled a £30m bid for the player before opting to go with Benfica's Nicolas Gaitan, while it is reported that Barcelona sporting director Roberto Fernandez has spoken to the player’s representatives.


Barcelona will only place a bid if Neymar leaves, and that remains highly improbable. Liverpool are left with just PSG to battle for Insigne's signature, but Laurentiis hopes that he could convince the player to stay.