The Croatian has been heavily linked with a switch to Anfield in recent weeks, with the Reds having outlined him as a potential answer to the issues raised by Steven Gerrard’s exit.
Despite reports that a deal is close, Liverpool are yet to reach a formal agreement with the Italians, with a fee not settled between the two clubs.
However, it’s understood that the issue could be resolved if the Merseysiders pay £21.5m.
Inter are said to be ready to accept such a sum for the 21-year-old, which could help manager Roberto Mancini to put his own transfer plans at the San Siro in place.
Liverpool have already been active in the transfer market this summer, with Adam Bogdan, James Milner and Danny Ings having all agreed Bosman moves – albeit the compensation fee for the latter is as of yet unknown.