Liverpool are launching a bid for Benfica attacker Lazar Markovic.

The Daily Mail says Liverpool have made a bid to sign Markovic from Benfica.

The Serb is one of the hottest young properties in European football and has a £20m release clause.

Markovic, 22, was a huge influence on Benfica winning the Portuguese title. Liverpool have been tracking him for some time, as had Chelsea, and will meet his release clause.

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