By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool are set to consider offers for midfielder Lazar Markovic, according to a report.
Football website Goal have claimed that the pacy winger is expected to become a victim of the Reds reduced fixture schedule this summer with the club ready to entertain offers for him.
It is understood that they have been enquiries from clubs in Spain and Italy for the 22-year-old, but Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon are currently the most interested suitors.
Current Sporting manager Jorge Jesus worked with Markovic at Benfica and he believes that he can once again get the best out of the Serbia international.
No formal talks have yet taken place but it is believed that Liverpool are attempting to source the best possible move for the attacker and it is claimed that manager Jurgen Klopp would not discount the option of another loan agreement if there is a sizeable fee attached.
Liverpool signed Markovic from Benfica for £20million in 2014, but he had a mixed debut campaign at Anfield and was sent out on loan to gain further first-team experience.
The former Partizan star scored just two goal and provided three assists in 21 appearances for Fenerbahce last season.
The youngster did not have the opportunity to make full use of his loan period after an injury ruled him out of almost the entirety of the second half of the season.
The player has now rejoined the Liverpool squad as they begin pre-season training under Jurgen Klopp for the first time.
In other Liverpool transfer news, the Reds and Arsenal are monitoring Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.