Liverpool's Lazar Markovic in talks with Fiorentina over transfer
Lazar Markovic has been omitted from Liverpool’s 30-man travelling squad for their pre-season preparations in Germany as he is in discussions with Fiorentina over a possible transfer.
The 23-year-old, who is not part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans for the upcoming campaign, flew to Italy to assess whether the Serie A side would be the right fit for him as he carefully plots his next career move.
- Two captains, one legend: Why Arsenal giant Vieira could become a major problem for Arteta
- Prime Salah or Prime Suarez? Only one winner as Liverpool legends prepare for Champions League showdown
- End the debate: Liverpool sensation Salah is the best player in the world right now
- 'One of the chosen ones' - How Gavi became a Barcelona and Spain star at just 17
Having courted him during both the winter and summer windows last year, Viola have furthered their pursuit of the winger.
Liverpool expect £16 million for Markovic, who has also attracted enquiries from Watford and Leicester City.
The Merseysiders spent £19.8m on the Serbia international in July 2014, with his switch from Benfica representing the 11th biggest outlay in the club’s history.
He failed to make an impact at Anfield, with loan spells at Fenerbahce, Sporting and Hull City doing little to suggest he should have a future at Liverpool.
Lucas Leiva, Kevin Stewart, Andre Wisdom, Alex Manninger, Jack Dunn and Ryan Fulton have already departed this summer.