Liverpool could be prepared to lose money in order to offload out-of-favour winger Lazar Markovic this summer.
The Serbian was signed for £20million by former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers in July 2014 but struggled to adapt to the Premier League and ultimately failed to demonstrate the quality fans had been promised upon his arrival.
A move to Vicarage Road could now be on the cards with Liverpool having offered Markovic to Watford for a fee of £12million, according to the Mirror.
This would mean a reunion with newly-appointed Hornets manager Marco Silva, who Markovic played under during his loan spell at Hull City last season.
The 23-year-old finds himself amongst a host of names expected to leave this summer with Liverpool keen on making space for an influx of new arrivals.
Defender Mamadou Sakho is likely to be another high-profile departure that Liverpool will be hoping plays a significant part in raising funds, regardless of the fact Jurgen Klopp already has the club’s largest ever transfer budget at his disposal.
Besides the Frenchman, long-serving midfielder Lucas could also leave after 10 years at the club as well as the likes of Alberto Moreno, Kevin Stewart, Jon Flanagan, Connor Randall, Pedro Chirivella and Cameron Brannaga.
A switch to Watford could see Markovic start the season by facing his former teammates with the London club set to host Liverpool on the opening day of the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign.