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Report: Almost-relegated European club keen on £20m-rated Liverpool ace; wants to play UCL football

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is reportedly a transfer target for former loan club Hertha Berlin.

According to A Bola, the Bundesliga club are eager to recruit the Serbian international permanently. And the Berlin side have reignited their interest in Grujic over the past few days.

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However, the 25-year-old midfielder wants to play UEFA Champions League football and favours a move to FC Porto. Grujic played 39 games last season for the Portuguese giants in all competitions, scoring two goals.

A season to forget for Hertha

Although there is a personal attachment to Hertha for Grujic, the Bundesliga side last season finished two points off the relegation play-off spot in the table after spending most of the campaign looking likely to suffer the drop.

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Grujic was a regular for Porto last season as the Portuguese side made the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Sergio Conceicao’s side beat Juventus in the Round of 16 before succumbing to eventual champions Chelsea in the quarter-finals.

Grujic transfer will make Liverpool a tidy profit

With the Liverpool Echo reporting that Grujic has a price tag of £20m, the Reds stand in a good position to earn a decent profit for the former Red Star Belgrade midfielder.

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The 25-year-old was Jurgen Klopp’s first-ever Anfield signing. BBC Sport report that the Premier League giants paid £5.1m back in 2016 for the dynamic ace. And Liverpool once again look likely to make a good profit on a player that hardly featured for the club.

The Reds have formed an impressive reputation for themselves over the years of having an uncanny ability to sell on players for impressive fees despite a lack of first-team minutes.

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Liverpool sold Dominic Solanke to AFC Bournemouth for a reported £19m despite barely getting a kick for the senior team, whilst the Cherries also signed Jordan Ibe for £15m according to BBC Sport.

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