Italian giants join race for €15m Liverpool target

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According to reports in Italy, Milano giants Inter have joined Liverpool, Roma and Juventus are in a shuge tug-of-war for Argentinian Juan Iturbe.

Iturbe, 20, has become one of the biggest talking points in Serie A this season and his speed and creativity has caught the eye of many potential suitors.

Italy's current top two, Juventus and Roma, have been previously credited with interest in the young attacking midfielder, whose been playing predominantly wide-right of an attacking three.  However, when there is potential starlets to be had Premier League interest is never far behind and Liverpool have been linked with a long-term interest in the Porto youngster.

According to new reports in Italy, there could be more teams looking to get in on the tug-of-war, as Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reported Inter Milan are throwing their name in the hat.

The Argentinian U20 international has dazzled supporters with his abrasive attacking style and dazzling dribbles, as he continues to star for a Verona side looking to break into the Europa league places.

The Mastini sit just four points away from Inter Milan in the current league standings and with 11 games left of their season, they will be looking for a late flurry of results to leapfrog the Milan giants in the last couple of months of the season.

Unfortunately for Verona, with the bait of potential Champions League football on the line, that still may not be enough to sign their on-loan young star permanently. 

And for Liverpool, it could be a hard fought battle to win his signature with the likes of Juventus, Roma and Inter interested. Nevertheless, if the Merseyside club can complete the deal over the likes of the Italian trio, it will be a sign of how far the club have come in the past couple of years.

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