Napoli president responds when asked if Lorenzo Insigne will join Liverpool

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Liverpool reportedly made a £62m bid to bring Lorenzo Insigne to the Premier League but it looks like Serie A outfit Napoli don't want to sell.

Lorenzo Insigne of SSC Napoli in action during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and UC Sampdoria at Stadio San Paolo on February 2, 2019 in Naples, Italy.

Napoli president Aurelio Di Laurentiis appears to have killed any hope Liverpool had of signing star forward Lorenzo Insigne in the summer, speaking to Calciomercato.

The diminutive forward has enjoyed another sublime season on the Italian south coast, scoring 13 goals in all competitions under Carlo Ancelotti after establishing himself as one of Europe’s most feared attackers during Maurizio Sarri’s reign at the Stadio San Paolo.

 

And Liverpool know how dangerous Insigne can be. The 5ft 4ins speedster scored a late winner as Napoli beat Jurgen Klopp’s side in the Champions League group stage back in October.

La Repubblica then reported in February that Liverpool had offered to pay around £62 million in an attempt to convince Napoli to part with their number 24 – but it seems that Di Laurentiis has no plans to let Insigne move to Anfield.

Lorenzo Insigne player of SSC Napoli celebrates the victory after the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between SSC Napoli and Liverpool at Stadio San Paolo on October 3, 2018 in...

"He is not on the market, I have not registered interest in selling Insigne. He is an extraordinary, attractive player, there are few like him,” said the outspoken Italian.

“When someone is good, the interest of seven, eight, nine or 10 teams is normal. Insigne does not have a price, otherwise, we would have put a release clause in his contract.”

The report adds that Manchester City are also interested but they, like Liverpool, will probably have to look elsewhere.

Interestingly, however, reports of Liverpool’s interest suggests that Jurgen Klopp is looking to provide some competition for his much-vaunted front three.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring his side's third goal with team mates Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg  match between FC...

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