Liverpool now seems to push aside Chelsea to the signing of Inter Milan’s Argentine star Mauro Icardi, the Metro reports. Arsenal are also said to be eyeing the attacker.
22-year-old Icardi has been highly linked with a move away from the Serie A side since last summer, as Chelsea and Liverpool were keen to sign the Argentine.
Icardi was top scorer of Serie A tied with Luca Toni last term, but this season surprisingly Icardi has yet to find that blistering form of last season. He was made skipper of Inter at the start of this campaign but struggled to capture his fine form. He scored 27 goals in 48 matches for the Serie A giants.
According to Italian media outlet Tuttosport, new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is now ready to place a £24.5million bid to rope in the former Sampdoria hitman to Anfield in January.
Klopp is also lining up for French side Lille’s Sofiane Boufal to boost his midfield option. Boufal joined Lille in the January transfer window, last year but the 22-year-old has been linked with top European clubs following impressive performances for the Ligue 1 side.
Liverpool boss Klopp is eyeing the heavily-rated France international as he can feature in both midfield or up front, and planning to sign the player in January.
The German has been really frustrated regarding the long list of injuries in his attacking line, as Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke yet to be fully fit, while Danny Ings is sidelined for the remaining of the season after sustaining a knee surgery. Jordan Henderson is still working hard to get back to full fitness following a surgery on the broken bone on his foot, which has denied the Englishman to work with the new boss.
“I’m getting there,” Henderson told in an interview with Sky Sports.“This is one of the longest periods of time I’ve been out for and that has been tough for me. Hopefully I’m not too far away now.”
Klopp that’s why had no other choice but to field Roberto Firmino up front against league toppers Manchester City last weekend, that worked really well with Liverpool winning the derby 4-1.