Juan Iturbe available for £24m despite Hellas Verona deal

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Liverpool may still make a bid for Argentinian playmaker Juan Manuel Iturbe this summer - despite the fact that he's just signed for Hellas Verona.

According to talkSPORT, the Liverpool and Chelsea target has signed for Hellas Verona after the Italian club triggered the £12m purchase option in his loan agreement. Iturbe spent the previous season on loan from Porto.

But there may still be hope for Liverpool as the report claims Hellas Verona have bought Iturbe in the hope of selling him on for more straight away. The report claims the Serie A side hope to get up to £24m for the highly-rated 20-year-old.

As well as Liverpool, Real Madrid, Monaco and Inter Milan are also keeping up to date with developments at Hellas Verona. Chelsea and Tottenham have kept tabs on the midfielder in the past.

Iturbe has spent the last four years on the books at Porto but he failed to make much of an impression at the Portuguese club.

He returned to Argentina to play for River Plate on loan last year before a stellar 2013-14 season with Hellas Verona last term. He made more than 30 league appearances, scoring eight Serie A goals.

Liverpool were tracking him through that campaign with scouts often in attendance at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi, while Chelsea were also thought to be interested at one stage although Jose Mourinho has focussed on other attacking midfield targets in recent transfer windows.

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