Liverpool launch new bid for WC star seen as ideal Van Dijk partner

Date published: Monday 16th July 2018 8:32 - Oli Fisher

Liverpool are set to once again raise their bid for a Croatia World Cup star to try and tempt Besiktas into selling, a report claims.

A report last week from Turkish outlet Fanatik claimed that the asking price for defender Domagoj Vida’s price tag has risen dramatically to £31m.

The same publication claim Liverpool and Everton have already submitted offers for Vida.

Turkish journalist Turgay Demir told A Spor last week: “Everton and Liverpool have made an offer for Vida.

“€15m (£13m) has been proposed but Besiktas will not consider a bid below €20m (£18m).”

Now, Fanatik claim that Jurgen Klopp has lodged a new bid of £20m to try and land Vida, who only joined Besiktas in January on a free transfer from Dynamo Kiev.

A Spor recently claimed Liverpool were edging the race to sign the 29-year-old – with his friendship with Dejan Lovren tipped to swing the tide in the Reds’ favour.

Everton, Fulham and West Ham are also interested according to the report and Besiktas will consider offers now the World Cup is over.

Meanwhile, it is claimed that LaLiga giants Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are now also in the race for Vida.

A spokesman for Besiktas said: “We have received offers for Vida and we are considering them but that does not mean he will definitely leave.

“Every player has a price, we will make a final decision in accordance with our budget and interests.”


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