Boost For Liverpool as Club Put Tricky Attacker Up For Sale at €50m

Liverpool and Tottenham are on red alert after the news Napoli are ready to sell Lorenzo Insigne for £44million (€50m).

The forward has been locked in contract negotiations with the club since the summer as he looks to extend his stay past June 2019.

But talks have broken down over the player’s wages as he is reportedly demanding a salary of over £100,000-a-week.

That, according to Calciomercato, has annoyed Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis and he is ready to sell Insigne.

De Laurentiis, however, will not let the 25-year-old go on the cheap and has set a valuation of £44m.

The Italy international appears to be on the outs at Napoli, and his agent confirmed this last month:

“There are clubs that are considering him [Insigne]. Napoli don’t want to let him go, but the contract they’re offering does not satisfy us. We have better offers”.

News of Insigne’s possible departure will have alerted both Liverpool and Tottenham, who have tracked the Italian in the past.

On comparisons to Real Madrid star Isco, Insigne claimed: “Isco is Isco and I am me. He’s a great player, but I do not think that I am worse than him.”

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