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Liverpool 'crazy' over €25m playmaker target

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Liverpool are one of the Barclays Premier League clubs being linked with a move for Josip Iličić.

The 23-year-old Slovenian international has been monitored by a number of clubs after a rapid rise to prominence in Italy, with Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish thought to be one of the managers taking a look at the player in January.

“Clubs from England are going crazy for him – Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea all want him,” agent Amir Ruznic said yesterday.

"There is also an interest from Spain, other Italian clubs and Russia. Clubs are ready to pay €15millon for Ilicic but that is not enough. If somebody is ready to pay €20, €25 million, than something could happen."

Iličić has scored eight Serie 'A' goals this season from his attacking midfielder position, but it's his overall ability and performances that have sparked interest from clubs across the continent.

New Liverpool owners NESV have already shown their willing to back the manager at Anfield, spending in excess of £55 million on striker additions in January.

Dalglish has hinted that more signings are to come on Merseyside, with the Liverpool chief keen to strengthen in other areas post-season as he builds for a top four challenge next term.


 

Competition for the former Maribor man is expected to be fierce though, and the fact that Palermo don't wish to sell the player could also prove to be a major stumbling block.

Liverpool would have to meet the demands set-out by the player's agent if they have a chance of bringing the talented youngster to the club,but with other clubs on the trail the fee could escalate higher for one of the top talents in Europe.

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