Liverpool launch £24.7m bid for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Liverpool have submitted a £24.7million offer for Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as Jurgen Klopp looks to reinforce his midfield options, reports in Italy suggested.

Liverpool are in the market to add depth to their squad as they ready for a return to the Champions League, while also working to assemble a side who can challenge for the Premier League crown.

And Milinkovic-Savic has developed as a target, as reported by the Corriere Dello Sport.

The Serbian central midfielder had a fine campaign for the Serie A giants, netting seven goals and making seven assists in 39 appearances.

Bur, Lazio are keen to hang onto him and rejected the initial offer from the Reds, putting a £61.8million price tag on his head.

Chelsea, are also believed to be interested in the highly-rated midfielder. Antonio Conte sees him as a replacement for Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic.

Boss Simone Inzaghi is extreme to build a team around the 22-year-old, and club chief Claudio Lotito has told Liverpool to look elsewhere.

Lazio faces a fight to keep several of their top players at the Stadio Olimpico, with Stefan de Vrij and Keita Balde between those linked with an exit.

Nikola Korosec

Nikola is the columnist of Balkan Talk. He writes about Slovenian football and loves Maribor FC. Zlatko Zahovic is his favourite player.