Liverpool leading race to sign 25-year-old Inter Milan key star

Liverpool are in direct competition with Tottenham Hotspur for the signing of Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, according to a report.

The 25-year-old has attracted interest from a number of other clubs across the continent due to his cut-price valuation.

Inter are understood to have made the 32-cap Croatia international available to purchase as they are under risk of Financial Fair Play sanctions, with £12m likely to be enough the get a deal done.

Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport suggests that Liverpool see Brozovic as a stopgap for Philippe Coutinho, but Spurs are ahead in the race.

Half of of Brozovic’s 14 Serie A appearances this term have been starts, playing a direct part in four goals in all.