Liverpool have lodged a bid worth £25.8m for Italian international Lorenzo Pellegrini as they look to replace Gini Wijnaldum in the heart of the club’s midfield, according to a report.
The Reds see Wijnaldum leave this summer with him off to PSG and, naturally, there has been widespread talk about the potential need to replace the Dutchman.
The official line from sources close to the club has been that a new midfielder is not a priority but, of course, Liverpool could just be feeding that out to try and get their business done without bringing attention onto the work they’re trying to do.
That said, the printed Corriere dello Sport, via Teamtalk, has recently reported that the Reds have looked to activate the release clause in Pellegrini’s contract, with that figure standing at £25.8m.
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The Roma midfielder is set to be involved in the Italy set-up this summer at the European Championships as a new era Azzurri under Roberto Mancini hunts glory.
Certainly, it’ll be interesting to see just what sort of performances he puts in for the Italians at the tournament, especially if Liverpool are so keen.
Reds fan and writer for Anfield Watch, currently based in the south and still not over Xabi Alonso’s exit. Also a match-going reporter in the EFL.