Liverpool keen on Wijnaldum alternative, deal doable as Real Madrid circle big money star

Mateo Kovacic could leave Real Madrid this summer if the Spaniards seal a deal for Valencia’s Andre Gomes, with Liverpool, according to reports from MARCA, interested.

The La Liga heavyweights are believed to be closing in on a deal for the Portuguese EURO 2016 winner, who will further bolster their already plentiful midfield ranks.

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Should Gomes seal a switch to the Bernabeu, reports from Marca (below) claim Kovacic could make way, with Liverpool, as well as teams in Italy, keen on the 22-year-old playmaker.

The Reds have been aligned with a move for Newcastle’s Georginio Wijnaldum of late, but the Croatia international, who plays in a similar position, might be an alternative option should a deal with the Magpies prove too difficult to push through.

Kovacic himself is thought to be open to the idea of staying at Real, but he’s already behind a host of players in Zinedine Zidane’s pecking order, including his compatriot, Luka Modric.

The young pass-master was heavily aligned with Liverpool last summer before he joined the Madrid giants.

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