Liverpool FC ready to pay 24-year-old Italy midfielder’s release clause

According to a source in Italy, Liverpool FC is willing to pay Lorenzo Pellegrini’s release clause in order to entice the Italian midfielder away from AS Roma during the current transfer window.

According to the website Calciomercato, Liverpool FC is in the running to sign the Italy international this summer in order to bolster Jurgen Klopp’s midfield options.

According to the same story, the 24-year-old has been discussing a new contract with the Serie A club, but Pellegrini is having difficulty reaching an agreement.

The report indicates that AS Roma and Pellegrini aren’t close to agreeing on a deal to put the young midfielder in the shop window this summer.

According to Calciomercato, the AS Roma captain is garnering interest from two Premier League clubs due to a €30 million (£25.7 million) contract release clause.

Liverpool FC are interested in signing Pellegrini, according to the report, as the Reds try to fill the vacuum left by Georginio Wijnaldum this summer.

Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in the 24-year-old, according to the Italian media site, after Spurs signed Fabio Paratici as their sporting director.

In 34 games in Serie A last season, Pellegrini scored seven goals and added six assists. The AS Roma forward has 17 caps for the Italian national team.