Liverpool FC ready to sign 22-year-old Serie A starlet – report

Liverpool FC want to sign Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira in the summer transfer window, according to the report

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Liverpool FC are ready to battle it out with Serie A runners up Napoli to sign Sampdoria starlet Lucas Torreira this summer, according to a report in Italy.

Italian media outlet Gazzetto dello Sport, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is reporting that the Reds are interested in the 22-year-old following his impressive performances for Sampdoria this season.

The same article states that Napoli have also shown an interest in Torreira as the Naples side looked to unearth a replacement for Jorginho, who has also been linked with Liverpool FC.

According to the same story, Jurgen Klopp views Torreira as the perfect candidate to replace Germany international Emre Can as the versatile midfielder closes in on a move to Serie A champions Juventus.

Torreira has scored four goals and has made one assist in 36 appearances in Serie A this season to establish himself as a promising central midfield prospect in the Italian top flight.

The Uruguay international is set to feature at the World Cup in Russia and Liverpool FC will be keen to wrap up a deal before Torreira has the chance to earn more interest on the world stage.

Liverpool FC will take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday.

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