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Serie A emerges as possible next location for 10-goals Liverpool forward

The Serie A club Lazio are interested in a move for Takumi Minamino, who has been tipped to depart Liverpool in the summer transfer market.

The Japan international’s future on Merseyside is under the scanner as the player has been a bit-part player under manager Jurgen Klopp this term.

He largely played in cup competitions for the Reds this season and thus far has only a single start in the English top-flight, which came this week in their 2-1 win against his former loan side Southampton in which Takumi also scored.

The 27-year-old star has been on the books at Anfield since the winter of 2020, but is yet to force his way into the first eleven, while the attacker was also sent out on a short-term loan spell last term.

And according to the Italian website, he will part ways with the English outfit in the summer, with I Biancocelesti keen on him.

They are looking to strengthen their attacking options this summer and have the ex-Red Bull Salzburg man on their transfer radar.

His current deal at the club runs through until June 2024 and it remains to be seen what kind of sum Liverpool are going to demand for Takumi’s services.

The management were open to listening to offers for him in January and then he was rated at around £20 million.