Liverpool are being linked with Benfica winger Lazar Markovic. The Daily Mail says Liverpool have joined clubs watching Benfica's attacking midfielder Lazar Markovic.

Chief scout Barry Hunter was in attendance at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, last Wednesday to see the 20-year-old play 75 minutes for Serbia in their 2-1 win over Republic of Ireland.

However, it's understood Chelsea have first refusal on Markovic - at the very least. Some close to the midfielder insist the Serb is only on a long-term loan at Benfica from the Blues.

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