Liverpool are among a quartet of clubs looking to scupper Lazio’s bid to keep Antonio Candreva at the Stadio Olimpico, according to the SportsDirectNews Website.
Lazio currently share midfielder Candreva’s ownership rights with Udinese but are looking to redeem the other half to ‘own’ his rights outright. It is believed Udinese could sell their 50 per cent stake in the Italy international for a fee of around £5.8m.
But north-west giants Liverpool, as well as Juventus and Napoli, are keen on the 27-year-old, who has impressively netted eight times in 30 Serie A outings this season.
Sources in Italy claim the former Ternana man, whose is aware of interest in his services, will seek a pay-rise of around £750,000 a-year to remain at Lazio – and that could encourage Liverpool to firm up their interest with a bid in the summer transfer window.