Liverpool & Napoli Compete For Italian International

Reds face competition for Juventus front-man.

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Liverpool could be joined by Napoli in the chase for Juventus striker Alessandro Matri, according to talkSPORT.

With Luis Suarez looking increasingly likely to force a move away from Anfield, Brendan Rodgers has been forced to consider replacements for the Uruguayan upfront, with Matri thought to be a top target.

The Reds have already brought in attacking players Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto this summer, but could still make more additions to their squad before the end of the summer transfer window.

The Italian international has failed to hold down a regular starting spot for Antonio Conte’s side, scoring 10 goals for the Serie A champions last season, but has been eyed up by top clubs before.

Liverpool have already been dealt a blow in their bid to sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, with the Brazilian signing a new contract with the Spanish side, and they could have Napoli to compete with in the signing of Matri.

Rafael Benitez has done well to rebuild his side after the sale of star striker Edinson Cavani to PSG this summer, and is still keen to add reinforcements upfront after bringing in Real Madrid pair Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon.

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