What Antonio Conte has now said about Khvicha Kvaratskhelia as Liverpool deal progresses

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Antonio Conte has made clear he has no interest in entertaining the possibility of an exit for Khvicha Kvaratskhelia this summer.

The Georgian international has been linked with a multitude of European suitors, including Liverpool (Echo via liverpoolfc.com).

In comments relayed on X (formerly Twitter) by Fabrizio Romano, however, the ex-Chelsea boss confirmed the Napoli winger would be staying put in Naples.

The Serie A footballer registered 20 goal contributions in 45 games (across all competitions) for Napoli fell to 10th place in the table following their 2022/23 title success.

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Where does Kvaratskhelia play for Napoli?

Kvaratskhelia at the 2024 Euros – (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)

Primarily on the left flank, though the ambidextrous 23-year-old is capable of playing on the opposing flank. Albeit, he hasn’t done so since his days with Russian outfit Rubin Kazan.

Liverpool, of course, may very well reasonably decide they’d prefer to sign a forward with more recent experience playing as a right-sided winger.

The likes of Johan Bakayoko and Mohammed Kudus – both left-footed attackers – would fit the bill in that regard.

It’s also worth considering that both players would, in all likelihood, be cheaper to sign this summer.

Elsewhere: Liverpool nearing first signing of the summer

David Lynch now reports that Liverpool are close to completing a deal to land 16-year-old Wolves talent Alvin Ayman.

It’s, of course, a signing for the future but a sign that the club is keen to not allow rival outfits like Chelsea snap up every promising youngster under the sun this summer!

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