Genoa have apparently rejected a £32m bid from Napoli for their star striker Krzysztof Piatek, a rumoured target for Liverpool, according to a report today from Italian publication FootballItalia via RaiSport.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis presented the offer to Genoa the other week, but all bids were swiftly rejected by their president Enrico Preziosi, who is determined to hold onto his star asset.
The Polish international has been in outstanding form this season, where he has managed 13 goals in just 9 appearances in all competitions and his displays have garnered attention from a host of big European clubs.
Along with Liverpool and Napoli, Piatek reportedly has Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund all interested in signing him and Klopp will certainly have a huge battle on his hands if he wishes to sign the 23-year-old.
Although Genoa are desperate to keep hold of the striker, they are eventually resigned to losing him and are hoping to hold out for as big a fee as possible before letting him leave.
Despite reports saying a bid of around £50m would be rejected by the Italian outfit, it is thought that a fee of around £45m should be enough to prise the Pole away from Genoa.
With age still on his side and a ruthless streak in front of goal, a move for Piatek seems to make sense from a Liverpool perspective.