Liverpool could turn to the Serie A in their efforts to bolster their squad, with moves for former player Suso, Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha and Cagliari starlet Nicolo Barella all mooted in the Italian press.
According to Tuttosport, the Reds’ January interest in Suso, currently at AC Milan, remains as they eye suitable cover for regular starters Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
Atletico Madrid were keeping tabs on the winger, but are unlikely to pursue a move after agreeing a deal to sign Monaco’s Thomas Lemar earlier this week.
Suso has shone at San Siro, notching eight goals and 14 assists for the Rossoneri in 50 appearances last term.
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The 24-year-old was restricted to just 21 appearances in his three years at Anfield, but Jurgen Klopp appears to have taken notice of his upturn in form.
There have been further suggestions, meanwhile, that Liverpool are keen on Strakosha, ‘keeper for Milan’s Serie A rivals Lazio.
The club are reportedly on the market for a new shot-stopper after Loris Karius’ error-strewn display in the Champions League final, but have faced frustration thus far.
Any potential move for Roma’s highly-rated goalkeeper Alisson appears to be off, with alternatives Jan Oblak and Jasper Cillesen said to be too expensive.
23-year-old Strakosha enjoyed an impressive 2017/18 campaign as he amassed over half a century of appearances, keeping 17 clean sheets.
And Il Massaggero claim he has been added to Liverpool’s shortlist, with a £30million swoop being considered.
Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella has also been suggested as a potential target.
The 21-year-old has attracted considerable attention, and a number of suitors, off the back of a promising season, and has been likened to Roma star Radja Nainggolan.
Sardinian publication La Nuova Sardegna suggest the Reds are interested, but could well face competition from rivals Chelsea as well Inter Milan.
It remains to be seen whether Liverpool will pursue the deals, but the reports indicate the club remains active in the market after recent setbacks.