Report: Liverpool make £12.75m bid for Ante Coric, Klopp wants deal inside fortnight

Croatia's Ante Coric shoots at goal

Liverpool are reportedly making their move for Ante Coric.

(From L-R) Croatia's Marko Pjaca, Ante Coric, Filip Bradaric and Domagoj Pavicic before the match(From L-R) Croatia's Marko Pjaca, Ante Coric, Filip Bradaric and Domagoj Pavicic before the match

According to Croatian outlet Tportal, Liverpool have submitted a €15m (£12.75m) bid for Dinamo Zagreb playmaker Ante Coric.

The Reds have already snapped up the likes of Loris Karius, Joel Matip and Sadio Mane this summer, but manager Jurgen Klopp still appears to be keen on more new arrivals.

Croatia's Ante Coric shoots at goal

Croatian news outlet Tportal report that Liverpool have set their sights on landing Dinamo Zagreb starlet Ante Coric, and have submitted a bid of €15m (£12.75m) for the playmaker.

Coric, 19, joined Dinamo from Red Bull Salzburg back in 2013 after a four-year stay in Austria, and has now become one of the most talented young players in Croatia.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

A talented, skillful playmaker, Coric already has two caps for the Croatian national team having hit ten goals in 67 games for Dinamo, and has long been tipped to make a move to the Premier League - much like former Dinamo youngsters Vedran Corluka, Dejan Lovren, Luka Modric and Niko Kranjcar did.

Tportal note that Manchester City are also keen on Coric, but Liverpool have made a huge bid for the player to beat Pep Guardiola's men, and are now waiting for a response to their offer.

- Croatia's Ante Coric during training.

It's added that manager Klopp wants the deal done before Liverpool head to the United States on a pre-season tour on July 21st, meaning the Reds have a fortnight to complete the deal.

That would give Coric valuable time to meet his team-mates and bed into the squad, but there's some work to do before Liverpool can complete the signing of teenage playmaker Coric.

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