Despite the window closing just over a week ago, transfer business is already being geared up ahead of the summer, as clubs look to be as organised as they can ahead of the next market.
Marko Grujic has enjoyed a good season at Hertha Berlin whilst on loan from Liverpool, and earlier this week we covered claims from Germany that the Reds are leaning towards another temporary exit in the summer window.
However, the Premier League club want Grujic to have European football, and if Hertha can’t provide that then the idea could be shelved and the midfielder sent elsewhere.
Bild now have a bigger feature on the situation.
The German newspaper say Liverpool’s Michael Edwards and his opposite number at Hertha have held a ‘secret meeting’ about a potential new transfer for the player.
Edwards was in Germany on Wednesday evening with several Liverpool scouts, as they watched the match between Hertha and Bayern Munich. To be clear, the scouts were there checking Bayern out ahead of the Champions League matches between the two clubs.
For Grujic’s future, Bild say ‘now it gets serious’ and there’s ‘poker’ being played.
Again, it’s stated that if Hertha, currently ninth in the Bundesliga, don’t qualify for Europe then Grujic will ‘probably move on’.
The German newspaper say that according to those close to the player, ten potential clubs have already come forward.