Liverpool faces serious competition in its pursuit of Marko Grujic.
Inter Milan and Stuttgart also are in the race to sign Grujic form Red Star Belgrade, The Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce and The Mail’s Simon Jones reported Tuesday.
Grujic revealed last week he’s in talks with the Reds over a transfer from his boyhood club to Anfield.
The latest reports indicate Liverpool and Red Star haven’t reached an agreement over a transfer fee for Grujic, and his other suitors haven’t given up hope of signing one of Europe’s top young talents.
Stuggart already has made a £5 million ($7.5 million) bid, according to Jones’ report. Inter Milan has the financial resources to compete at hat price.
Grujic, 19, is impressing in his first season as a central-midfield starter at one of Serbia’s leading clubs. He played a key role last summer in Serbia’s U-20 World Cup-winning team, and his domestic performances this season have thrust him into the transfer market.
The possibility remains Grujic will sign with another club in January, but his new team will loan him back to Red Star for the rest of the season. Grujic then will take his first steps toward stardom in Western Europe beginning next season.
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