Liverpool plot move for superb South American dribbler

LIVERPOOL have reportedly got their eye on Genoa star Diego Laxalt.

The Uruguay international has spent the past four years plying his trade in Italy after initially heading to Serie A with Inter Milan.

Following that £2m switch he enjoyed loan spells with Bologna, Empoli and Genoa over the subsequent three seasons.

Laxalt sealed a permanent move to Genoa last summer and he subsequently made 36 appearances as Ivan Juric’s side avoided relegation.

The 24-year-old’s performances seem to have turned heads, with three clubs including Liverpool now credited with interest in him.

According to Italian outlet Il Secolo XIX, Fiorentina are keen on Laxalt.

They are not thought to have made a bid for him yet though.

Another of Genoa’s domestic rivals, Roma, are said to be tracking Laxalt too.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are apparently keeping tabs on him as well.

However, Il Secolo XIX say Genoa boss Juric is determined to keep hold of Laxalt.

And it would therefore take a “spectacular offer” to prise him away.

Juric is believed to have a list of potential replacements for Laxalt drawn up though.

They include Newcastle’s Achraf Lazaar, Pescara’s Cristiano Biraghi and Napoli’s Ivan Strinic.