Liverpool could reportedly have a chance at signing Mateo Kovacic this summer, with the Chelsea midfielder’s team now looking at the prospect of leaving west London.
According to journalist Graeme Bailey, the Croatian international’s people are looking at the market to find a potential next club for the 28-year-old, with Liverpool one team who could make a move for Kovacic based on their needs in the upcoming window.
Central midfield is a position Liverpool are expected to spend big on this summer, with Jurgen Klopp seemingly ready to bring in at least two new additions for the role, and Kovacic does tick a lot of boxes for what the German coach wants in the market.
As a result, a move could now be on the cards for Liverpool, and with Kovacic’s team now looking at options for the summer, the Reds could have a good shot at signing the former Real Madrid man if they can beat out some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs to the midfielder.
Bailey said: “Whilst engaging in talks, I am told that Kovacic’s people are looking at the market and it is an impressive one. Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United could all have room for him. He is hugely appreciated in the Premier League and if he does leave, the chances are he stays in England.”
Indeed, Liverpool face some stern competition for Kovacic, and whilst the 28-year-old might be a great signing on paper for Klopp, the Reds will hardly lose sleep if they end up losing out on the midfielder this summer, who could still sign a new deal with Chelsea.
Liverpool should focus on signing other targets before looking at Kovacic
Kovacic has been quite the player for Chelsea since joining for £40m in 2019, yet considering what Liverpool need in the midfield for next season, a younger option would be a more ideal signing for the Reds rather than a player who turns 30 in 2024.
Whilst Kovacic could be a good addition if Liverpool were to miss out on the likes of Jude Bellingham and Mason Mount, the Anfield side could still be better off moving for a younger alternative, with the Croatian international just a bit too old for what is required this summer.