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Klopp monitoring Man Utd, Arsenal striker target ‘very closely’ in potential Liverpool raid

Liverpool are reportedly monitoring Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, who is also a major target for Premier League rivals Manchester United and Arsenal.

Jurgen Klopp added Colombian winger Luis Diaz to his ranks in the January transfer window, beating Tottenham to the signing of the former Porto attacker. However, it appears that the Reds are not done with adding to their attacking ranks – with another top star on their radar.

According to Marco Conterio, the edtior of TMW, Klopp is ‘very carefully’ monitoring the Argentine frontman.

He told Inter News: “Inter are moving and watching many players, but they are also watching many clubs be interested in their players. One above all is Lautaro Martinez, who is very popular in England. Liverpool are monitoring him very carefully.”

The Reds are said to be looking at the 24-year-old as a long-term replacement for Roberto Firmino.

Martinez plays centrally at Inter and would be a straight swap for Firmino, although Diogo Jota has often excelled in place of the Brazilian in that position that season.

According to The Times, Spurs agreed a £60million deal with the Italian outfit to sign Martinez in August. However, the move never come off for a player Antonio Conte previously coached at the San Siro.

The north London outfit have now switched to other targets ahead of the summer window opening. But United and Arsenal could still rival the Reds for the signature of Martinez.

The Argentina international has scored 88 goals in 226 career games. He has also notched 12 times in 34 outings in all competitions for Inter this season.

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