Rumour Mill: Liverpool linked with £37 million Miralem Pjanic

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Reports on Monday evening claim Liverpool’s interest in Roma star Miralem Pjanic remains strong, despite the hefty fee required to bring him to Merseyside.

BOSTON, MA - Wednesday, July 25, 2012: AS Roma's Miralem Pjanic in action against Liverpool during a pre-season friendly match at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, the second match of the Reds' North American tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Mirror claims that Pjanic would cost the Reds £37million and £160,000 a week, as they look for a successor to Steven Gerrard in midfield.

It is believed that Brendan Rodgers’ much-publicised trip to Rome last week was to meet Roma director of football Walter Sabatini, in order to discuss a deal for the Giallorossi‘s prized asset.

Pjanic is thought to be Rodgers’ first-choice replacement for the departing Gerrard, and it would be a major coup if the club managed to acquire his signature.

The 24-year-old Bosnia international is one of the most talented midfielders in Europe at the moment, combining creativity and class with an admirable work-ethic. He joined Roma from Lyon in 2011, and has become a hugely important player for the Serie A giants in the years since.

Liverpool are also reportedly interested in bringing fellow Roma stars Radja Nainggolan and Adam Ljajic to Anfield, but the level of interest in the talented duo remains far less than that of Pjanic.

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