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Liverpool eye Lorenzo Insigne as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho

According to reports from talkSPORT, Liverpool are plotting a move for Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne as a potential replacement for Philippe Coutinho.

Barcelona have been publicly courting the services of Philippe Coutinho as a potential replacement for Neymar for quite a while now but the Catalan giants have so far been unable to secure the services of the Brazilian playmaker due to Liverpool’s insistence that they do not want to sell the player.

However, Barcelona were handed a huge boost in their hopes of acquiring the services of Coutinho recently after the player put in a formal transfer request and it does look like the Reds will now have to soften their stance on the availability of the Brazilian playmaker.

While losing Coutinho will undoubtedly be a huge blow for Liverpool, they are expected to receive around £130million from the sale of the 25-year-old and this money can surely be used to bring in a replacement for the talented attacker.

The likes of Manuel Lanzini, Christian Pulisic and Manuel Lanzini have been mentioned as potential targets for Liverpool if indeed Coutinho leaves and now according to reports from talkSPORT, revelations can be made that the Reds are currently eyeing up a swoop for Lorenzo Insigne as well.

Insigne is currently plying his trade for Italian Serie A giants Napoli and he has been one of the best attacking players in the Serie A over the past few years.

The 26-year-old enjoyed a particularly productive campaign last term, scoring 20 goals in all competitions and as a result, he has been attracting simmering interest from some of the very best clubs across Europe.

With Insigne being born in Naples, he is loyal to Napoli but nonetheless, a move away from the Stadio San Paolo cannot be ruled out and Liverpool could try their luck to lure him aware from his beloved club this summer.

It remains to be seen if Napoli will be open to parting with Insigne but one can be sure that Liverpool will have to part with a significant portion of the expected Coutinho money to sign the club icon.

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