Liverpool representatives are expected to fly to Istanbul to discuss the transfer of Domagoj Vida with Besiktas, after having three bids rejected by the Turkish club.
While Jürgen Klopp has dropped hints over the last few days that his business this summer is over, saying: “We have everything we need for the next season because I don’t think we will do anything more (in the market), I’m pretty sure of that.”
Yet, despite making this transfer admission, the German once again pricked the ears of reporters present with comments made on Christian Pulisic ahead of the Reds’ pre-season against his old club, Borussia Dortmund.
“I like him,” Klopp said.“But he has a contract at BVB no? That is the first problem.”
Now, with recent reports from Turkey claiming that West Ham have bid for Domagoj Vida, it looks like the Reds are making a serious push to sign the Croatian as club officials get set to fly to Istanbul for negotiations.
Turkish newspaper Milliyet, Besiktas have rejected a £19.7million [€22m] bid from West Ham as well as an undisclosed offer from Everton which also didn’t meet their valuation of the World Cup finalist.
They want £26.8million [€30m] for Vida and now Liverpool are going to try and push for a deal before the close of the Premier League transfer window next month.
Besiktas president Fikret Orman recently said: “We signed Vida for free, he’s now played a World Cup final and obviously it has resulted in a lot of interest.
“There are lots of offers for him but that does not mean we will definitely sell him.
“It would be wrong of me to reveal how much has been offered but if Vida wants to leave we will consider the best offer.”