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Report: Liverpool now ready to sign 'astonishingly gifted' midfielder who Antonio Conte is 'crazy' about
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Report: Liverpool now ready to sign 'astonishingly gifted' midfielder who Antonio Conte is 'crazy' about

Liverpool are among the host of clubs who want to sign midfielder Sergej Milinkovic Savic from Lazio.

A report by Italian outlet CMW claims that the Reds are ready to battle with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea for the Serbia international.

There has been a lot of talk about Liverpool’s midfield, and they are widely expected to try hard to sign Jude Bellingham in the summer.

But that race is set to be hotly contested, and it would be prudent to have other options lined up if Bellingham goes elsewhere.

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Liverpool want Milinkovic Savic

The report says that in the summer of 2023, the midfielder could leave Lazio and Liverpool could win the race.

They claim that Liverpool would be ready to offer Joe Gomez as part of the deal, and he is valued at around £30 million.

They suggest that a bid of Gomez plus £30 million is what Liverpool would consider to get the deal done at a price which suits them.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has always been an admirer of Milinkovic-Savic, with one report suggesting he’s crazy about the midfielder.

In 2020, 90Min deemed Milinkovic-Savic ‘one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the world’. ‘Despite his considerable size, however, the midfielder is astonishingly gifted with the ball at his feet,’ they wrote.

Liverpool’s midfield does need new blood in the summer and most people with an Anfield persuasion will hope that comes from Bellingham’s arrival.

But if it does not, the Serbian could be a good alterative, even if he is a player who has been linked with England for years without making the move yet.

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