With the Reds allegedly searching around Europe for someone to replace Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius between the sticks at Anfield, the Albania international made some sense, cheaper than most other targets but still brimming with potential and room to improve.
The story originated in Il Tempo, but it’s Il Messaggero on Wednesday who provide the update, hinting that the €30m offer from Liverpool has come and gone after Lazio rejected it.
Discussing the Serie A club’s ability to defend themselves rather well from bigger clubs, they list some of the bids that have already been made, including €40m from Sevilla for Luis Alberto, €85m for Immobile and the bid from Jürgen Klopp and co. for their young goalkeeper.
The 23-year-old still has plenty of time on his side to get his big move, and having just completed his first full season as Lazio’s number one, we doubt he’ll have kicked up too much of a fuss upon learning of his club’s intentions to keep him around for longer.
Otherwise, we’d probably have heard something about it by now.