Young Italian International Nears Liverpool Move

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According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Liverpool have made contact with Serie A side Atalanta over a summer transfer of the 23-year-old defender Davide Zappacosta. 

The right back already has 17 caps for Italy's U21 side and was part of the first XI that dismantled England 3-1 at the European Championships earlier this week.

He is also wanted by Italian sides Torino and Fiorentina but Gazzetta is now reporting that Liverpool are now front-runners for his signature. 

Brendan Rogers is understood to have had his eye on Zappacosta for a while, and sees the defender as the perfect replacement for the departing Glen Johnson.