Liverpool media round-up: Talks with Lucas Digne, Sampdoria want Balotelli, youngsters handed trial

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Tuesday morning.

Liverpool have held discussions with Paris Saint Germain defender Lucas Digne over a possible move to Anfield according to the Daily Mail.

They cite reports suggesting the 22-year-old left-back is 'desperate' to leave the club he joined two years ago for around £10.5 million.

If the Reds were to do a deal with the French champions, it would confirm that Jose Enrique is surplus to requirements at Anfield, and that Digne would more than likely compete with Alberto Moreno for the left-back spot in the Reds' starting XI.

The Mail also reports that Liverpool have taken youngsters on trial at the club with 15-year-old Juan Manuel Sanabria and Agustin Pereira training with the club's youth sides ahead of the new season. 

Both of the teenagers are from Uruguay with Sanabria a left-footed striker, while Pereira is said to be more of a playmaker.

Finally, there may be a way for Liverpool to offload striker Mario Balotelli this summer, but they may have to lower their asking price if he goes to Sampdoria. 

FourFourTwo are reporting that the Serie A side would gladly take the forward off Liverpool's hands, but will want to pay less than €10 million [£7.1 million].

Their president Massimo Ferrero is quoted saying: "He costs €10m, but with discount you look with open arms."

The Italian has been a disappointing signing for the Reds having only found the net on four occasions since his £16 million arrival from AC Milan last summer - and with the arrival of several new forward options at Anfield this summer, as well as being left out of the side's pre-season tour to Australia and the Far East, his days at the club look numbered. 

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