Liverpool prepare to make summer bid for Italian playmaker

Liverpool are preparing a summer bid for Empoli star Riccardo Saponara, according to reports from talkSPORT.

Sapanora has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield in recent weeks, with earlier sources claiming that Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is keen on signing the Italian in the January transfer window.

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However, it is more likely that Liverpool will push for a move next summer to allow the 23-year-old to spend his campaign with Empoli.

The Reds are joined in the race for Sapanora by Serie A giants Juventus and Roma, who are expected to go into a bidding war at the end of the season.

Klopp is looking to add additional wingers that can adapt to his high pressing style of play, and sees the former AC Milan youth product as the perfect candidate to fill the role.

Saponara has played 11 games in all competitions this term, scoring four goals and providing five assists (according to whoscored).

 


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