By Dominic Toner
Liverpool target Neven Subotic is being tracked by a host of Premier League clubs as the race for his signature heats up, according to a report.
Newly-promoted side Middlesbrough have shown their interest for the Borussia Dortmund centre-back, according to a report.
The Daily Mail report that Middlesbrough have made en enquiry for the 27-year-old and are looking to secure a deal for the Serbian following the acquisition of goalkeeper Victor Valdes on Thursday.
Stoke and Sunderland have also reportedly been interested in the player however cooled their interest as he did not meet the necessary criteria for a work permit.
The Daily Express reported last month that Liverpool could reignite their interest in Subotic after being linked with him earlier in the year.
He is available for £6.5million, which in today’s transfer market could prove a bargain for a player with plenty of Bundesliga and European football experience.
The defender announced last month that he would be leaving German giants Dortmund this summer and a transfer to the Premier League seems his most likely destination.
During his Dortmund spell he has made 192 appearances, scoring 15 times and only receiving one red card.
Liverpool could be in pole position for the player as manager Jurgen Klopp previously worked with Subotic at Mainz and Dortmund, using him as a regular first-teamer at both German clubs.
Klopp is understood still to be a huge admirer of the defender and could make him their third defensive signing of the window, having signed centre-back Joel Matip and goalkeeper Loris Karius