The 22-year-old has been connected with a potential transfer to Anfield recently, fitting the type of defender Liverpool were interested in last summer. Liverpool have shown interest in him but are up against strong competition.

Calafiori’s standout performances for Italy in the European Championships especially against Albania and Croatia have attracted attention from other clubs such as Tottenham, Arsenal, and Juventus. His ability to play both centre-back and left-back adds to his appeal.

Bologna is determined to retain their defender but Fabrizio Romano suggests it will be “almost impossible”. They anticipate significant offers soon for Calafiori. Romano notes Juventus has had approval from the player since May but hasn’t reached an agreement with Bologna.

Bologna would seek £42 million (€50m) including bonuses. Marco Di Vaio, Bologna’s sporting director, views the interest as validation of their effective operations. He emphasizes they intend to retain their players despite Calafiori’s enhanced value from the European Championships. If a transfer occurs, Basel would reportedly receive a 40% sell-on fee.


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