Liverpool Steal March On Tottenham After Opening Talks To Sign £40m Serie A Star

By on May 9, 2018

The summer transfer window is fast approaching and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Amadou Diawara is linked with a move to England…

Liverpool have stolen a march on Tottenham after opening talks with Napoli over a deal to sign £40m-rated midfielder Amadou Diawara this summer, according to a report by TeamTalk.

Diawara is considered to be one of the most exciting young midfielders in Italian football but he’s struggled to nail down a first team place since joining Napoli from Bologna in 2016.

The 20-year-old has made 27 appearances in all competitions this season but only 12 of those have been from the start with Maurizio Sarri preferring Jorginho in the holding role.

Liverpool have also been strongly linked with the Italian international but reports appear to suggest that a move for Diawara is more realistic given the stiff competition they’ll face for Jorginho’s signature.

TeamTalk are now citing a report from CalcioMercato that claims Liverpool have opened talks with Napoli to see if they are open to selling the £40m-rated midfielder this summer.

Jurgen Klopp is in the market for another central midfielder as Emre Can is expected to leave when his contract expires next month and it seems Diawara has emerged as a prime target.

However, Liverpool aren’t the only club in the running as TeamTalk claim that Tottenham have also expressed their interest in signing the Guinean midfielder having tracked him for some time.

The report says Mauricio Pochettino considered signing Diawara when he left Bologna in 2016 and is ready to renew his interest amid speculation that Mousa Dembele is set to leave north London.

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We’ll have to wait and see if Liverpool’s approach to Napoli will push Tottenham in to stepping-up their interest but it looks like two of England’s biggest clubs are ready to battle-it-out over Diawara’s signature this summer.

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