Liverpool's Lazar Markovic is considering an approach from Newcastle United as he looks to resurrect his career in England, Goal understands.
The 22-year-old has fielded plenty of enquiries from abroad, most notably from Sporting Lisbon who were prepared to pay £16 million to sign him permanently.
The Serbian was not interested in returning to Portugal, where he celebrated a treble with Benfica, while Schalke and AC Milan also explored the possibility of recruiting him.
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Markovic is Rafael Benitez’s first-choice option to strengthen his attack out wide ahead of West Brom winger Callum McManaman, and the three-time SuperLiga winner is open to dropping down to the Championship for a restart.
Newcastle are prepared to go above and beyond to convince the player to make the switch to St James' Park, either on loan or on a long-term deal.
Given Sporting were willing to part with £16m for Markovic, Liverpool will count that figure as his valuation for a permanent move.
Meanwhile, Luis Alberto's €5m transfer to Lazio and Andre Wisdom's season-long shift to RB Salzburg are both nearing completion.