Liverpool are set to miss out on attacking midfielder Marko Pjaca as he prepares for a move to Italian champions Juventus, according to his agent Marko Naletilic.
“It’s not true that Marko has already signed for Juventus. Juventus and Dinamo must agree terms first. That has not happened as of yet,” Naletilic told Polish publication Sportske Novosti, as quoted by Goal.
“But there is a desire to move to Juventus from our end. There is a verbal agreement on the condition that both clubs agree terms.
“Pjaca is close to joining Juventus, but I cannot say anything more until he has actually signed. I think negotiations will be concluded next week.”
After Jurgen Klopp missed out on Mario Gotze, Pjaca developed into a key target for the club.
The youngster starred at this summer’s European Championships for Croatia and played an impressive role for his country before they were beaten by Portugal in extra time in the round of 16 clash.
The move will frustrate Liverpool fans who will be keen to see their side invest heavily in the squad this summer as rivals Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have all made substantial additions in the transfer market.
Loris Karius, Sadio Mane and Joel Matip have all arrived at Anfield this summer and Klopp is believed to still be in the hunt to bring more additions to Merseyside before the start of the 2016-17 Premier League season.
In other Liverpool transfer news, the Reds have entered the race for £13million Porto midfielder Ruben Neves.