Liverpool are hopeful of beating off competition from Chelsea to land Juventus outcast Milos Krasic on a loan deal until the end of the season, reports the Sunday Mirror.
Krasic has grown well out of favour under coach Antonio Conte featuring in just one game for the Turin giants since October. The Serbian winger has been linked with a whole host of European clubs over the last month, which his agent discussed with calciomercato.com two weeks ago, according to Fox Sports.
“There are clubs interested in him – like Chelsea, Inter Milan and now Tottenham and Fenerbahce,” said Dejan Joksimovic.
“There are also three Russian clubs in the running that I cannot name.
“Milos doesn’t want to return to Russia so soon and there is the possibility that, with some assurances, he could remain at Juventus – even if I believe that he should change team.”
Krasic’s situation with the Old Lady has failed to improve since his agent’s comments and the 27-year-old is understood to have met with Juve’s General Director, Giuseppe Marrota, to discuss where his future lies.
Marotta was questioned by calciomercato.com on the Serie A side’s potential activity in the transfer market and mentioned the Serb.
“Milos Krasic is an important player who is going through a difficult time due to the lack of quality performances,” said Marotta.
“We will evaluate the situation and continue to have great respect for the professional but will consider what is best for us.”
Juventus are believed to have approached Liverpool and offered Krasic to Kenny Dalglish to see if he is interested in signing the winger. Krasic is one of very few high-profile players available in the January transfer window but it is thought the Reds boss is unwilling to match his £14m valuation.
Although Krasic has attracted plenty of interest, Antonio Conte is yet to receive an offer. Chelsea had been favourites to land the Serbian International but recent reports now suggest otherwise. With no bids on the table Juventus are willing to consider a loan switch which could interest Dalglish. Liverpool’s attacking options continue to whimper in front of goal so an injection of creativity could help to reignite the Merseysider’s push for Champions League qualification.
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