Juventus midfielder on Liverpool’s radar as club plan midfield rebuild

Liverpool are now keeping tabs on Juventus and Italian international.

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Liverpool are now keeping tabs on Italian international Manuel Locatelli, according to Italian outlet CalcioMercatoWeb.

The Reds midfield is in dying need of some tender loving care and Locatelli may be part of the plan, as their midfield department is likely to see a dramatic shift in personnel.

It has been reported that a fee of around £31m would be enough to see the switch happen.

Though, Massimiliano Allegri may be hesitant to let Locatelli leave Turin as the player has been one of the absolute pillars of the Italian coach’s season so far.

Their current domestic status, however, means that fate may be taken out of their hands if they failed to qualify for Europe’s top-tier club competition.

Liverpool, however, find themselves in a similar position as they are currently aiming to reach the top four before the campaign ends.

The Reds have struggled far and wide this year, and the summer transfer window may be integral to revamping a tired and lacklustre squad across all fronts.

Klopp and the rest of his camp admire the quality Locatelli could bring to Anfield and will be monitoring his situation for the remainder of his season at the Bianconeri.

Locatelli is only on loan from Sassuolo though, and Juventus must pay their Italian companions £21m through an obligation to buy this year.

Premier League toppers Arsenal are also in the running to sign the 25-year-old midfield maestro and so Liverpool will have to pull out all the stops for his signature.

It’s no surprise the player is under the magnifying glass of a lot of foreign clubs seeing how central he is to Allegri’s blueprint.

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