Liverpool will struggle to sign Lazio's Antonio Candreva this summer despite the Rome club earmarking two replacements for the Italy international.

The Reds emerged as suitors for Candreva earlier this year and are believed to be eyeing a swoop at the end of the season.

Chelsea were also linked to the player, with incoming manager Antonio Conte supposedly a fan.

Italian outlet ITA Sport Press claimed last month he was available for £23.2million.

And now TV station Rai Sport report Lazio are ready to offload the star after sourcing cover.

But Liverpool's hopes of securing the star may still be dashed as Inter Milan prepare to beat off rivals to the ace.

According to the claims, Inter are determined to bolster their squad after also failing to secure Champions League football.

Manager Roberto Mancini is to be given a hefty transfer kitty from owner Erick Thohir and further investment from a Chinese consortium could also book the boss' spending power.

Source: Daily Express

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