Liverpool have reportedly been handed a boost in their pursuit of Thomas Strakosha.
Jurgen Klopp remains determined to get bodies though the door though with bagging himself a new goalkeeper high on his list of priorities.
No. 1 Liverpool target Alisson Becker appears destined for Real Madrid, while Atletico Madrid will not budge on their asking price for Jan Oblak.
That situation has seen Liverpool set their sights on Strakosha, who played every minute for Lazio in Serie A this season.
The latest reports from Italy indicate Jurgen Klopp’s hopes of snaring the Albania international have been given a lift.
According to the Rome edition of Corriere della Sera, Lazio have changed their mind and are now open to selling Strakosha.
The newspaper suggest Lazio chief Claudio Lotito has had his head turned by talk of £22m (€25m) and £26m (€30m) offers for the 23-year-old.
And that has opened the door for Liverpool to make their move.
Lazio are said to have lined up Marco Sportiello as Strakosha’s successor after his return to Atalanta from a loan spell at Fiorentina.
Liverpool may have to swoop quickly with Bayer Leverkusen apparently eyeing Strakosha as Bernd Leno heads for the exit door.
Leno has been touted as a Liverpool target but his agent, Fabio Parisi, has revealed that is not the case.
"I take care of the negotiation with Naples, I do not think the interest of the Reds is concrete," said Parisi.
"There may be other interested English clubs, but I do not think the Napoli contender could be Liverpool."
Source: Daily Express
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