Liverpool prepared to sell midfielder this summer – but only for this price
Liverpool have told Atletico Madrid that they must pay £34.7m to sign Marko Grujic this summer, report ESPN (opens in new tab).
The Serbia international is currently on loan at Hertha Berlin, having failed to make a first-team appearance for his parent club since December 2017.
The 23-year-old doesn't appear to have a future at Anfield, but Liverpool aren't willing to let him go on the cheap either.
The Reds paid just £5.1m for Grujic’s services in 2016 and seem confident that they can generate a substantial profit on the midfielder despite him playing just 14 games for the club.
Atletico’s Rodri has emerged as a leading target for Manchester City this summer, and the Spanish side have reportedly earmarked Grujic as a replacement.
Diego Simeone may be put off by Liverpool’s asking price, however, although Grujic’s improved performances for Hertha may persuade Atleti's boss to meet the Reds' demands.
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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).