A few days ago, Corriere dello Sport threw Liverpool’s name into the Sime Vrsaljko transfer chase, and they’re sticking by it.
In fact, the Italian newspaper go a step further on Tuesday, claiming Jürgen Klopp’s side have approached Atlético Madrid’s director of football, Andrea Berta, about the defender’s availability.
Normally a natural right-back, it’s the Croatian’s ability to play down the left that has caught the eye of a few clubs, as Napoli, trying to fill the gap left by Faouzi Ghoulam’s injury, and Liverpool seem keen to bolster their defences.
The price remains the same, with Atlético Madrid adamant they want €25m, which equates to around £22m, for the 25-year-old, a fee Napoli are struggling to meet.
It isn’t said if Liverpool would be willing to pay that much for the former Genoa and Sassuolo right-back, but the fact they’ve approached the Spanish side directly would suggest the interest is real.
Napoli appear to still be in the driving seat, but a £22m bid from Liverpool could easily change that in an instant if Klopp decides Vrsaljko is the man for the job.