Liverpool must meet Besiktas’ asking price for Domagoj Vida

Liverpool must meet Besiktas' asking price for Domagoj Vida

Liverpool have reportedly had a €22m bid for Besiktas central defender Domagoj Vida rejected, with the Turkish outfit asking for €30m.

After a stellar World Cup campaign with Croatia, Vida has become a hot commodity in the transfer market.

Alongside Liverpool centre back Dejan Lovren, the 29-year-old helped his country reach their first World Cup final and despite being soundly beaten by France in Moscow, he and several others have enhanced their reputations.

Vida is a Martin Skrtel-esque defender if not less likely to give away a penalty for being overly ‘handsy’ in the box.

Liverpool’s need for a new central defender has seen them linked and it would appear they’ve now had a bid rejected, according to reports from France.

Reliable newspaper L’Equipe report, via GFFN, that the Reds submitted a €22million bid to Besiktas for Vida but have had their offer turned down. The Turkish giants want €30million and if the Reds increase their offer, they can bolster their backline even further.

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Turkish outlet  A Spor, however, claims that Liverpool have a deal in principle with the player himself and must now meet Besiktas’ asking price. They say that the price is €25m and not €30m, though.

Alisson Becker has been signed as Klopp’s new No.1 while Fabinho joined from AS Monaco to provide more protection for the back four than Jordan Henderson is able to.

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