By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool and Arsenal are monitoring Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, according to a report.
Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport has claimed that the two Premier League giants are admirers of the Croatia international.
It is understood that any deal for Brozovic would not come cheaply, with the Italian club thought to be holding out for £21million to let him leave the San Siro.
Liverpool’s alleged interest may have been prompted by frustration in their attempts to sign Borussia Monchengladbach ace Mahmoud Dahoud and Udinese’s Piotr Zielinski, who is now said to be on his way to AC Milan.
Brozovic joined Inter on an initial 18-month loan deal in the 2015 winter window and his form for the Serie A giants convinced Roberto Mancini to tie him down on a permanent basis this summer.
The centre midfielder starred in 35 encounters for Inter in all competitions last season scoring seven goals and providing five assists as he helped the country giants earn a place in next season’s Europa League.
The midfielder who signed a three-year deal in June’s form saw him earn a place in Ante Cacic’s European Championships squad where he started three times for his country.
In other Liverpool transfer news, the Reds have no plans to sell Jon Flanagan after Celtic made a reported approach for the full-back.