Liverpool have increased their bid for Croatian World Cup hero Domagoj Vida as the Reds look to bolster their defensive ranks further this summer.

At least, that’s according to reports from Turkey, where the immense defender plays for Besiktas.

Having impressed massively this summer in Russia, helping Croatia to a first World Cup final alongside Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren, he has attracted a lot of interest and could be on the move again this summer.

The 29-year-old only joined Besiktas in January on a free transfer window and any sale now would see the Turkish giants secure a very tidy profit.

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The Mirror cites sources in Turkey as they write: “Liverpool have reportedly made an increased offer of £20million for Croatia defender Domagoj Vida.

“He has been linked with a subsequent move away from Turkey with Atletico Madrid and Sevilla joining Liverpool in the race for his signature.

 

“The Anfield club have doubled down on their efforts to land Vida who has also attracted the attention of Everton and Leicester.

“Besiktas are believed to want more then £30m for the player.”

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Liverpool reportedly submitted an initial bid of £15.9million before following up with a £17.5million offer but were still unsuccessful in their attempts to sign the Croatian. Besiktas want closer to £30 million.

A spokesman for the Besiktas has said: “We have received offers for Vida and we are considering them but that does not mean he will definitely leave.

“Every player has a price, we will make a final decision in accordance with our budget and interests.”

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