Jurgen Klopp has ruled out a summer move for Napoli ace Lorenzo Insigne amid rumours of the forward turning some heads in the Premier League.
The Italian has an impressive return of 57 goals and 56 assists in 230 Serie A appearances since being promoted from the youth side in Naples.
Insigne was once quoted as saying he could “receive an offer that I can’t refuse” by Corriere dello Sport, but Klopp has doused that fire in water where Liverpool are concerned.
“We will not sign Lorenzo Insigne. He’s a very good player, and he has a long term contract at Napoli. We will not even try it,” he told the Independent.
The Napoli man has a contract with his club which runs for another three years so they’d be in no rush to shift their talisman.
Klopp continued by outlining Liverpool’s transfer policy ahead of this summer. “The team is pretty well balanced. Our plans are not for the public, that’s how it is,” he said.
“Will it be the biggest transfer window of Liverpool? No, but you’d have been surprised if I said yes. Our eyes are always open. We always look. What happens if and when but nothing to say in the moment.”
We can’t really expect the boss to say ‘we’re going to spent £200million in the next window’, but it’s interesting that he’s opted to tell us that he’s keeping his eyes open.
The German seems pretty intent on not trying to sign Insigne, but I’d hazard a guess that it’s going to be a busy summer for the addition and sale of squad players.