Serie A giants Juventus are reportedly considering a move for Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita.

The 27-year-old is believed to be viewed as an alternative to AC Milan star Franck Kessie – also heavily linked with the Reds. 

Keita has flattered to deceive during a four-year spell on Merseyside and is currently out of contract in 2023 (Transfermarkt). 

According to a report from Calciomercato.it, as cited by Anfield Edition on Twitter, Juventus could turn to the Guinea international should Kessie arrive at Anfield.  

The report claims that Liverpool are ‘ready to participate’ for Kessie and i bianconeri are would be keen on signing the 43-cap Guinea ace as a consequence. 

So far this season Keita has scored three times and provided one assist in 18 appearances – including an impressive outing against Burnley. 

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Whilst this audacious swap deal makes sense from a financial perspective as Kessie is set to become a free agent, it does seem rather farfetched. 

Albeit the Ivory Coast midfielder would be a shrewd acquisition in the summer – particular due to his capabilities as a six – cutting ties with Keita still seems unlikely.

It’s much more plausible that Liverpool add Kessie to the ranks whilst also offering the £27million valued man in situ a new deal. 

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