SKRTEL WANTED IN TURKEY
Red skipper Martin skrtel is wanted in Turkey this summer. The 31-year old who has fallen out of favour at Anfield is believed to be considering the deal before age catches up with him.
The Slovakian has been at Liverpool since 2008 but has not found grace in the sight of Jurgen Klopps and is widely expected to leave the club.
Besiktas are understood to be interested in the defender as they hope to add him to their team ahead of the coming season.
Skrtel played 27 games for The Reds last season but he started just four matches this year for the club. He was not even used in both the League Cup and Europa League finals, playing only when Klopp rotated the team during the final weeks of the Premier League. Liverpool had topped the StanJames betting index for the Europa League but lost out in the final.
With Joel Matip joining Liverpool this summer as a free transfer agent, it means the Slovakian will get fewer opportunities next season. Two Turkish clubs are interested in signing the player including title-winners Besiktas, and Skrtel is believed to be considering his options. Besiktas are reported to have already tabled a £7million offer for the player.
In England, Premier League joiners Middlesbrough FC are also keen on landing the player to tap into his experience in the League. However, Skrtel still has two years left on his current deal at Anfield. Skrtel has made 320 appearances since he joined from Zenit St Petersburg over eight years ago.
He was also a part of the last team that won a major trophy for the club in 2012 when they lifted the League Cup. They had the opportunity this year but lost it to Manchester City.
Liverpool have already secured the services of Marko Grujic and Loris Karius aside Matip ahead of next season. They are believed to let the player move if he wants, as he has limited chances in the team already.