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Klopp opens talks over deal for £18.7m-rated midfielder

Liverpool fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are desperate to hear some good news regarding the club’s summer business after a week which forced them to drown their sorrows more often than not.

The week started with the Reds looking as if an announcement involving Virgil van Dijk holding a Liverpool shirt was imminent, however, ended with the club releasing an embarrassing statement ending their interest in the Southampton captain after allegations of tapping up.

With that in mind, the punters here in the bar at the Tavern are keen to hear some positive news coming off the wires, and we may have just found some for them.

According to Sport Review, the Merseysiders, who will need to bolster their ranks this summer ahead of a return to the Champions League next season, are interested in a deal for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Furthermore, as well as just holding an interest in the £18.7m-rated Serbian, manager Jurgen Klopp has initiated talks with Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi over the current progress of the 22-year-old.

Liverpool fans, we want to know what you think of this deal! After the debacle surrounding Van Dijk do you think a deal for Milinkovic-Savic would soften the blow? Let us know below…

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