Liverpool line up bid for £24m Real Madrid star – report

Liverpool are reportedly lining up a transfer bid to bring Mateo Kovacic to Anfield from Real Madrid this summer

Liverpool could make a transfer swoop to bring Mateo Kovacic to Anfield from Real Madrid this summer, according to reports in Italy.

The Reds have been linked with a host of players in recent weeks as Jurgen Klopp prepares for his first full season in charge at Anfield.

Croatian midfielder Kovacic is reported to be unhappy with his lack of playing time at Real Madrid and would be open to a move away from the Spanish club.

Now, Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport (via talkSPORT) is reporting that Liverpool are considering a move for the 22-year-old.

The same report goes on to say that taking Kovacic from Real Madrid on a season-long loan deal could also be an option for the Anfield outfit.

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The story also says that Kovacic would be available for a fee of around £24m this summer should Liverpool want to bring him to the Premier League ahead of next season.

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