Liverpool reportedly eyeing €10m move for Manchester United reject

Ljajic

Liverpool are being linked with a move for former Manchester United reject Adem Ljajic, who is currently struggling in Italy with Roma.

Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has been looking to improve his options out wide for some time now, but has been thwarted in recent bids to sign Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala, Mohamed Salah from FC Basel and Dnipro's Yevhen Konoplyanka, and is likely to make more bids for wingers this summer.

Raheem Sterling has shown impressive development in the second half of the season, but loanee Victor Moses has been completely ineffectual since his summer move from Chelsea, meaning Rodgers will certainly have to look for other targets at the end of the season.

And, according to Il Tempo, Roma winger Adem Ljajic is set for the Stadio Olimpico exit door at the end of the season having found first team football under manager Rudi Garcia hard to come by, and Liverpool have been linked with a €10m move for the Serbian international.

Ljajic, now 22, is famed in English football for being signed by Liverpool's fierce rivals Manchester United back in early 2009. Ljajic and his Partizan team mate Zoran Tosic were signed by United, but only Tosic was added to the United squad immediately, as Ljajic was sent back to Partizan for the rest of the season, where he would then join up with United that summer.

But after complications with his work permit application, United chose not to sign Ljajic and the youngster remained with Partizan until his January 2010 move to Fiorentina. His successful spell there led to his switch to Roma, where he was signed to be a replacement for Tottenham's Erik Lamela.

But with Gervinho and Michel Bastos now ahead of him in the pecking order, Ljajic could be sold in the summer and according to the Italian press, he could finally get his move to England.

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