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Sunday 22 April 2018

Markovic in talks with Fiorentina

Lazar Markovic
Lazar Markovic

Lazar Markovic has been left out of Liverpool's squad for friendlies in Germany after holding talks with Fiorentina.

The Serbia forward is surplus to requirements at Anfield and has spent the last two seasons out on loan, first at Fenerbahce and then Sporting Lisbon.

Markovic was recalled from his stint in Portugal to join Hull in January where he enjoyed some success.

It is understood the 23-year-old has met Fiorentina to discuss a move but Liverpool are holding out for £16million, having paid Benfica £20m for his services back in 2014.

Out-of-favour defender Mamadou Sakho is another not to have travelled as he continues to build up his fitness from a knee injury sustained while on loan at Crystal Palace in the second half of last season.

It is understood the Eagles are still interested in signing him on a permanent basis.

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