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Fabian Ruiz news

Liverpool identify Fabian Ruiz as Isco alternative
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Liverpool have reportedly turned their head towards Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, according to the Daily Mail.

The report states that the Reds have had an offer worth £47m turned down by Real Madrid for their playmaker, which has now forced them to change their direction towards the Serie A star.

Ruiz has been slightly off-colour this season, as he has racked up only a goal and two assists in 18 outings. It is mainly due to the fact that the Spaniard has been played out of position – as a holding midfielder – by the new manager Gennaro Gattuso.

The 23-year-old is also said to be a summer target for La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Liverpool are now looking to bolster their midfield options, and have found the ex-Real Betis star as an opt one to do so.

The Merseyside club holds the reputation for making some productive signings, having recently added the highly-talented Takumi Minamino to their squad.

Jurgen Klopp’s men extended their fairytale run in Premier League after the 2-1 win over Wolves.