In talks: Transfer twist as Riccardo Calafiori opens himself up to Premier League move

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Juventus appear increasingly likely to miss out on top target Riccardo Calafiori this summer.

Fabrizio Romano reports that the Liverpool-linked centre-half is now open to a Premier League switch, with Arsenal closing in on a move.

It’s still a way away from the Italian’s ‘Here We Go’ hitting our screens, but the Gunners have very much made their interest in the 22-year-old clear.

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Meanwhile, Liverpool remain ‘serious’ in their interest in Leny Yoro, viewing the Frenchman as a ‘top target’ in his position, according to Ben Jacobs.

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Liverpool’s patience is impressive but it will cost them Calafiori

Is Leny Yoro worth the risk? – (Photo by SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP via Getty Images)

There’s every possibility, we have to accept, that our recruitment team simply doesn’t rate Riccardo Calafiori as highly as Juventus, Chelsea and Arsenal do.

That we can absolutely accept.

However, if we do hold some interest in the Italy international, it seems borderline negligent to allow him to join one of our league rivals unchallenged. All on the basis that we might steal Real Madrid’s target from under their noses.

Let’s be 100% clear here: Yoro, generational talent as he may be, clearly has his head and heart set on a Real Madrid move. Los Blancos, for their part, want the player and are engaged in an ongoing chess match with Lille over the asking price.

There’s still a chance Liverpool’s patience could win out here, but boy does it seem a risk with severe consequences.

How frustrating would it be to see Calafiori end in London and Yoro complete a move to the Spanish capital?

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2 Comments

  1. Patience is one thing, but we also have to be active in trying to progress deals. We failed with Tchouameni and Bellingham. The Van Dijk deal shows what can happen when we get this right.

    We need someone who is able to make an offer that Leny cannot refuse 😁

  2. Just another day in the life of a Liverpool fan.
    I sure hope the clubs hierarchy knows what they’re doing.
    I think the delays might be because of the Euros and the manager has not had time to work with the squad to see who fits his plans going forward.

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