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Liverpool prepare for Coutinho exit by lining up Insigne as his replacement

Liverpool prepare for Coutinho exit by lining up Insigne as his replacement
From ESPN - August 12, 2017

The football world is awash with gossip. Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here.

TOP STORY: Liverpool target Insigne to replace Coutinho

Despite a robust stance on Philippe Coutinho's future, Liverpool have quietly prepared for an event in which they do sell the Brazilian to Barcelona, reports the Mirror.

Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne is a prime candidate to replace him, and the ambitious move reportedly would cost around 60 million, though the Reds would likely face extreme resistance, similar to their own effort to keep Coutinho.

The Partenopei are notorious in resisting approaches for their star players, having succeeded in knocking back offers in recent years for Kalidou Koulibaly and Marek Hamsik, while Gonzalo Higuain and Edinson Cavani only departed for exceptionally high fees.

Further complicating such a move will be the Champions League qualifiers. The Reds face Hoffenheim and Napoli take on Nice, with any deal likely to be on hold until those matches have been played.

Conte demands reinforcements after opening-day implosion

Antonio Conte is to demand a flurry of signings in the closing stages of the transfer window after his Chelsea side capitulated in a 3-2 defeat to Burnley on the opening day of their Premier League title defence, reports the Telegraph.

The Blues are to immediately return to Leicester with an improved 25m offer for midfielder Danny Drinkwater, with the bonus that the England international would boost Chelsea's homegrown quota.

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