Inter Milan boss Mancini suggests no Kovacic to Liverpool move

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The former Manchester City boss has provided an update over the future of Mateo Kovacic.

Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has seemingly poured cold water on midfielder Mateo Kovacic joining Liverpool, according to Sky Sports Italia.

The Croatian has been linked with a move to Anfield for several days now, with Croatian newspaper Vercernji List claiming the player had already agreed personal terms and was simply waiting for the two sides to negotiate a price.

A fee of around €25 million, or £18 million, was thought to be the asking price for the 21-year-old midfielder, but now Mancini’s latest comments suggest that there is in fact no negotiations currently underway for his sale.

“Kovacic? He has become a champion, he is young but has already improved a lot,” he said.

“I think that he will remain, at the moment I do not think there's anything going on.”

The news will come as a blow to Liverpool, who seem extremely keen on the young midfielder being added to their ranks. Indeed, it would create an interesting dynamic in the side, with new recruit James Milner also keen to start in the middle, while there also needs to be a place for Jordan Henderson.

One positive for the Reds is that Mancini hasn’t completely ruled out a move, but only said he doesn’t believe anything is happening as of yet. With plenty of the transfer window left to run, things can very quickly change.

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