First picked up by TuttoMercatoWeb, Marko Grujic to Lazio looks like it could become a deal sorted out before the start of Serbia’s World Cup run.
At least, that’s what Corriere dello Sport are reporting on Wednesday, claiming that talks between both Liverpool and the Serie A side are ‘intense’, but that nothing has been agreed as of yet.
Believed to be available at around €5-6m, Grujic leaving Anfield is a real possibility, especially as Jürgen Klopp looks to have little use for him in his midfield for next season.
For Lazio’s sake, the sooner they manage to get this deal over the line, the better it is for them as they know there’s a chance the 22-year-old’s price could go up over the World Cup if he has a few good performances with his country in Russia.
As for the non-EU slot problem that was presented yesterday, the likes of Felipe Anderson (West Ham?) and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (who knows?) leaving should provide the space required.
Relationships between the two clubs are rather good, as they’ve done a fair amount of business in the past, with both Luis Alberto and Lucas Leiva swapping Liverpool for Lazio since 2016.
We’ll hopefully see more of this in the coming 48 hours, but it doesn’t appear to be one of the most difficult deals to get sorted.