Liverpool are confident of of beating Premier League rivals Arsenal and Manchester United to the signing of Napoli midfielder Jorginho, according to a report in the Mirror.

The Reds are looking to add another midfielder in the summer as Emre Can looks certain to be leaving the club, and Jorginho seems to be their number one target.

According to the report, the Reds will be favourites to get a deal for the Italian international over the line, even if Arsenal and Man United enter the fray, although and interest from Spain could complicate matters as the Brazilian-born midfielder would like to play for either Barcelona or Real Madrid at some point in his career.

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Napoli will be looking for upwards of £50m for Jorginho but Liverpool have the ability to spend that type of cash if they deem a player to be worth that amount.

If the Italian international does arrive at Anfield, he’ll be battling captain Jordan Henderson for a place in the side and he will be favourite to come out on top in that particular duel.


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