Revealed: Juventus sporting director makes approach for Liverpool big name

Juventus have made an approach for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Football Insider understands.

The Italian giants’ sporting director Fabio Paratici has targeted the German boss to replace Massimiliano Allegri, who was sacked this month.

A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that Juventus’ approach has been knocked back and that Klopp has no interest in quitting Anfield for Turin.

The 51-year-old features prominently on a Juventus shortlist that also includes Chelsea and Tottenham managers Maurizio Sarri and Mauricio Pochettino, as well as Lazio’s Simone Inzaghi.

Pochettino is also set to snub Juventus to remain at Spurs, which leaves Sarri in pole position to become the Serie A champions’ next boss.

Allegri announced on 17 May that he was leaving the club after five years in charge after winning five Serie A titles but also having failed to secure the Champions League title.

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Juventus, who bought Cristiano Ronaldo for €100m last summer, are looking to take the next step up at European level.

Klopp has not won a trophy since taking over at Liverpool in October 2015 but will win the Champions League if his side defeat Tottenham in Saturday’s final, their second in consecutive years, in Madrid.

The Merseyside giants also finished a heartbreaking single point behind Manchester City in this season’s Premier League despite accumulating an incredible 97-point haul.

In other Liverpool news, RB Leipzig move in on signing red-hot Anfield ace who has just rejected a new five-year contract.