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£71m Rated Italian Talent ‘Not A Priority’ For Klopp But Liverpool Retain Interest

£71m Rated Italian Talent ‘Not A Priority’ For Klopp But Liverpool Retain Interest

Roma attacking midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo is “not a priority” for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, according to Il Tempo. The Italian newspaper claims the Reds did make some moves for the player before the global health crisis hit but they don’t see the player as a primary target.

The Giallorossi are looking to sell some key stars due to the financial impact of the crisis, but they were hoping to recoup as much as €80m (£71m) for Zaniolo.

One of the key reasons why the Italian international’s asking price is so high is due to the 15% sell-on clause Inter Milan have on the player. The midfielder moved to Rome from the Nerazzurri in 2018.

The price tag has put off many potential bidders already, with Il Tempo saying that Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid are likely to be the only teams who would be prepared to shell out on Zaniolo.

Juventus are said to be keen on the 20-year-old but the Bianconeri will only be looking at swap deals this summer, which won’t help fix Roma’s financial woes.