Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is expected to leave Anfield this summer, after spending 9 seasons at the club.

The Slovakian skipper is no longer a first choice defender at the club, and has lost his place in the first team to Dejan Lovren, and Mamadou Sakho.

The player has been linked to newly promoted side Middlesbrough, whilst Turkish side Besiktas’ president recently admitted Skrtel’s wage demands could be an issue.

His agent, Mithat Halis, has confirmed to Turkish media outlet Radyospor (via TMW) that several clubs are keen on the defender, including cash rich clubs in China.

“Fenerbahce are following him for 4 years, but there are offers from China and Wolfsburg also want him.”

The 31-year-old has a couple of years left on his contract at Anfield, and Liverpool are likely to demand a substantial fee for the player.

Skrtel’s wages could also be an issue, as the player is one of the highest earners at the club, so either he takes a wage cut, or Liverpool could pay compensation to make things happen quickly.

Should Jurgen Klopp see Skrtel as a player he’d like to leave then a payment could well be sanctioned to compensate for wages lost.