Chelsea is preparing a contract offer for Lorenzo Insigne. After his contract with Napoli expires next summer, the Blues are interested in landing the winger on a free transfer.
Chelsea has requested Thomas Tuchel to sign Insigne next summer. The Champions League champions plan to give him a pre-contract in January and move him to London next summer.
The 30-year-old Italian has been a standout performer for Napoli, scoring 114 goals in 411 appearances. There have been no indications of new contract talks, and many believe he will be free to leave next summer.
Chelsea had previously been connected with the Italian, but no deal was made. Tuchel is thought to be anxious to improve his offensive options with a free transfer on the cards.
Chelsea isn’t the only team interested in signing Lorenzo Insigne next summer. Inter Milan and Liverpool have also been connected with the Italian, with both clubs keen to offer a pre-contract.
Former Inter President Massimo Moratti pushed the San Siro side to take advantage of the contract predicament. He stated that Insigne would fit in nicely with any team and that he constantly brings something unique to the table, although he never manages to express himself for what he is truly worth with the national team. On the other hand, Inter does not need to make a ridiculous offer because his contract is soon to expire.
John Barnes of Liverpool has echoed this sentiment, claiming that Insigne would be better at Anfield than Verratti. However, Insigne’s style of play may be a good fit for Liverpool. Verratti has a lot of the ball in midfield and makes good short passes, which slows the game down. On the other hand, Liverpool already has Jota, and they don’t want to lose another one of their front four. Remember, Origi is still around. If the club brings in new members but no one leaves, many players cannot play.