Report: Liverpool refuse second Markovic loan; want permanent exit

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Sporting Lisbon have been priced out of a move because of Liverpool's demands.

Chelsea's Filipe Luis in action with Liverpool's Lazar Markovic

According to Portuguese outlet Sapo Desporto, Liverpool have priced Sporting Lisbon out of a move for Lazar Markovic.

The winger is expected to leave Anfield this summer after Jurgen Klopp told him to find a new club.

He spent last season out on loan at Fenerbache after a disappointing first season at the club the year before.

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Lazar Markovic

He failed to impress during his time in Turkey though and they turned down the option to take him permanently.

One of the clubs reportedly interested in Markovic's services were Sporting Lisbon, who Record claimed were looking to take him on loan with a view to a permanent deal.

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko in action against Liverpool's Lazar Markovic

However, that idea has been shot down by Liverpool according to Sapo Desporto’s latest report.

According to them, the Reds will not sanction another loan move and will only entertain a permanent exit for the Serbian international.

That has priced Sporting out of a deal as they could not afford his asking price and his wages all at once.

It remains to be seen if Liverpool can now find an alternative buyer for their man as they seek to move him on this summer.

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson celebrates with Lazar Markovic after scoring the first goal for his side

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