Liverpool face transfer battle for Chilean

Barcelona forward Alexis SanchezBarcelona forward Alexis Sanchez is set to be one of the most desired signings this summer, as Napoli join Liverpool among the list of clubs interested in the Chilean international.

The 24 year-old is not enjoying as many opportunities as last season at the Camp Nou and might have been advised to find a new club, calling the attention of Premier League and Serie A’s top sides, claims Talksport.

Sanchez has struggled to maintain the level shown last season with Barcelona and, playing in many occasion a substitute role, has only managed to net 4 goals in 31 appearances with the Catalans so far this year.

Brendan Rodgers is keen on the Chilean striker and rumours about a loan attempt from Liverpool circled during the last January window. The Reds would be now interested in acquiring the players, although two main obstacles could step on their way.

The first one could be the price, as Sanchez joined Barcelona during summer 2011 in a £23 million deal and Barca might expect to recover a substantial part of the investment. Whether Liverpool will have the funds for a substantial outlay remains to be seen, given their recent financial figures for the year.

Secondly, the Reds would find strong competitors in clubs in Napoli or Juventus, as the Chilean is still highly valued in the Italian league where he impressed everyone during his time at Udinese.

Nevertheless, Barcelona will have the last word as other factors such as Villa departure or new signings might have an impact in a hypothetical summer departure.

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