Liverpool will face an almighty scrap with their main Premier League rivals to sign Jorginho should they make concrete their interest in the Napoli midfielder.

Jurgen Klopp is keen to bolster his midfield options in addition to the imminent arrival of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.

Jorginho is being monitored by the Reds' recruitment team having been in outstanding form during the past few seasons in Serie A.

The defensive midfielder, who was born in Brazil but plays for Italy, was in tears on Sunday after the 2-2 draw with Torino that effectively ended their hopes of beating Juventus to the title.

And his agent Joao Santos has hinted the player could now move on after four years at Napoli, and claims Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and at least one other Premier League club are pondering a summer offer.

"He’s been at Napoli for more than four years, his son is Neapolitan,” Santos told CalcioNapoli24.

"He felt he could give something to the Neapolitan people. He cried after the draw, but they weren’t tears of joy. He hoped to do something for the Napoli fans.

"His future? He’s a professional, he gave everything for Napoli, he feels Neapolitan in every sense.

“It’s a difficult time for him, everyone expected more than second place.

"A Manchester City bid for Jorginho? Everyone knows there are four or five Premier League clubs who want Jorginho.

"Napoli have never talked about anything and I’ve never talked to other teams officially. I’m waiting for Napoli to define his future.

"Jorginho still has two years left on his contract, and if Napoli want to sell him, he’ll just have to find an agreement with another team and then he’ll have to talk to us about it.

"A hypothetical renewal with an amended contract? We’ll have to wait until the end of the season to talk to Napoli. Anything can happen in football.”

Source: Liverpool Echo

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