No deal: Liverpool will not be moving for Lorenzo Insigne this summer

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his team will not be moving for Napoli attacker Lorenzo Insigne in this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the latest?

Well, a report in Corriere dello Sport claimed that Liverpool were interested in swooping for Insigne.

Indeed, it has been suggested that the 27-year-old has fallen out with Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti, which could lead to a summer departure.

However, Klopp – speaking at his press confidence ahead of Friday night’s clash with Huddersfield Town – rejected the transfer speculation.

The Liverpool manager simply stated that his team would not be moving for the Italy international in this summer’s transfer window.

It seems likely that a new attacker will arrive at Anfield this summer, but that player will not be Insigne.

Will Liverpool regret not making a move?

Insigne has scored 76 times in 302 appearances for Napoli in all competitions, including 13 times during the 2018-19 campaign.

The 30-time international is a big talent, but he has a contract in Naples until the summer of 2022, suggesting that Liverpool would have to make a sizeable bid to convince the Serie A club to sell.

Whilst Insigne would improve a lot of clubs, he would not go into Liverpool’s starting XI due to the presence of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

As a result, the Merseyside outfit would be much better off spending the money on a top-quality central midfielder this summer.

Indeed, Klopp would be better off attempting to sign a player capable of contributing goals and assists from a deeper position, which would take the Reds to a new level next season.