Liverpool could be about to miss out on the signing of Franck Kessie with Serie A side Juventus the favourite to secure his signature, according to Italian outlet CalcioMercato.
The Mirror suggests that Liverpool have been scouting Kessie, however this news from Italian media seemingly suggests that any hopes they have of signing him are weakened by Juve’s interest.
The news has come as a blow to our resident Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern who wanted to see how Jurgen Klopp could have worked with the young midfield player, and developed him over the seasons to come.
Kessie has impressed so far this season for surprise Serie A package Atalanta with the club performing well above what was expected of them so far.
They are currently just outside the Champions League places when many felt they’d be much nearer the bottom three and a big part of that so far has been down to the Ivory Coast midfielder’s goals.
He scored an impressive five in the first four games of the season for the club and since then, has continued to improve with many sides around Europe being alerted to him.
The likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all been reportedly watching the player but it appears that Serie A’s most dominant side are going to be the ones to get him – Juventus.
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