Liverpool ready to submit big money offer for Riccardo Calafiori

Liverpool are ready to make a ‘big’ offer for Riccardo Calafiori, eager to get ahead of the competition for the Italian defender. 

According to Paisley Gates, Liverpool are keen on landing Riccardo Calafiori and are ready to make a big money offer to sign the Italian defender. The Bologna star, valued at €40 million, is courted by numerous clubs, including Arsenal, Tottenham and Real Madrid, while Juventus firmly believe they can swing the transfer in their favour. 

Liverpool to make Riccardo Calafiori bid?

Arne Slot wants certain positions strengthened this summer and remains intent on bringing in quality defenders to help with his cause. A left-footed centre-half is high on his agenda, and multiple names, including Goncalo Inacio and Willian Pacho, have already been linked with a move. 

However, a very familiar name has emerged on their shortlist recently, as Liverpool and many other clubs are vying for Riccardo Calafiori this summer. The Bologna star is rated at €40 million and seems ready for his big move after an impressive Serie A campaign and some terrific displays at the ongoing Euro 2024.

Liverpool are among those chasing him and are now willing to make a big money bid to test Bologna’s resolve. The Merseysiders are an attractive destination for the €40 million-rated defender and certainly have a bit of space in Arne Slot’s setup should he arrive. They can put the required money on the table but face different challenges, mainly in the form of interference from big rivals. 

Tottenham and Arsenal are interested, while Real Madrid are also keen on exploring a move for the defender. Calafiori can play left-back and centrally, which makes him a dream signing for some of the top managers, especially Arne Slot and Mikel Arteta, as both are keen on recruiting a profile such as the one the Italian star possesses. 

Are Juventus the favourites to sign Calafiori?

Among all these interested teams, Juventus may have the significant upper hand in the pursuit of Calafiori. For starters, Thiago Motta’s presence is a considerable factor, plus they are aware of the defender’s desire to stay in Italy and snub the interest of overseas clubs. 

Hence, at this stage, Juventus might have a big favourites tag over their shoulders in the race for Calafiori. However, so far, they have not shown any visible intent to come even close to Bologna’s asking price, which could prove to be a significant factor, especially considering that big spenders like Liverpool and Arsenal are in the race. 

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