Saturday June 18 2016
Liverpool join Kovacic chase

Juventus, Roma and Milan face competition from Liverpool for Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

The Croatia international has struggled for playing time since moving to the Bernabeu last summer.

He was linked with a return to Serie A on loan with option to buy for Juve, Roma or Milan, but not his former club Inter.

However, Sky Sport Italia warn Liverpool are prepared to buy Kovacic outright, a solution that would please Real Madrid directors more.

Still only 22 years old, Real Madrid paid €31m to take him from Inter in August 2015.

He already has 27 senior caps for Croatia, scoring one goal.

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