By Coral Barry
Martin Skrtel has offers to join Wolfsburg and Fenerbahce as well as a move to China, according to football agent Mithat Halis.
Halis works for the management company that looks after Skrtel’s affairs, Stars & Friends, and revealed the defender was fielding offers from all over the world for his services.
Speaking live on Turkish radio station Radyospor, as quoted by Turkish Football, Halis said: “There are three clubs that want Martin, Fenerbahce have been interested for four years but there are also offers from China and Wolfsburg also want him.”
He added: “Besiktas are not interested and Galatasaray cannot currently afford him.”
Skrtel still has two years left to run on his current contract with Liverpool, but is expected to exit the club after eight years on Merseyside.
The Slovakia international has fallen out of favour with Jurgen Klopp and is believed to be surplus to requirements with the German manager looking to put his own stamp on the squad in his first summer transfer window as Liverpool boss.
Joel Matip has signed on a free transfer from Schalke, while Dejan Lovren has established himself as the team’s leading centre-back after a difficult start to his Anfield career.
Skrtel missed the beginning of the second half of the season due to injury and failed to win back his place in the Liverpool first team when he returned in February.
The defender did play a part in the tailend of Liverpool’s league campaign as Klopp rested all his best players for their run to the Europa League final.
Skrtel has repeatedly drawn criticism from Liverpool fans for his performances, but is currently on international duty with Slovakia in France for their Euro 2016 campaign.
In other Liverpool transfer news, former Red Albert Riera has revealed why he thinks Roy Hodgson contributed to Javier Mascherano’s departure from the club.