Liverpool started negotiations with 27-year-old Serie A midfielder

Inter Milan are reportedly ready to offer Marcelo Brozovic a new deal amid interest from Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid and others.

Croatia international has established himself as a key figure for the Nerazzurri since joining in 2016, and particularly this campaign under Antonio Conte, he has cemented his place in the XI having played 32 games while scoring three goals and providing five assists from midfield.

His form has seemingly attracted interest from across Europe, as Reds had contacted Marcelo’s agent over a potential move while it was noted that he has a £52m release clause in his current contract.

Given Marcelo’s importance to the side and his quality, it’s tough to see Serie A giants accepting anything less than that when such a clause is in place, but it looks as though the reported interest in their player could force them into action to secure his long-term future.

Brozovic’s current deal expires in 2022, but the Italian club director Beppe Marotta is readying a deal renewal offer which would keep him at the San Siro until 2023 and give him a salary raise to €5m net per year.

That in itself tells its own story about the 27-year-old midfielder as for him to have that calibre of clubs being keen on him suggests that Marcelo’s quality and experience in midfield could be vital for the top clubs.

However, it could be crunch time shortly in terms of his long-term future, as if he signs the new contract that would indicate a desire to stay at San Siro, but if he were to turn them down, it could leave the door open to a potential exit.