Mateo Kovacic will not be joining Liverpool from Inter Milan, according to the midfielder’s agent.
The Croatia international has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield in recent weeks, with reports suggesting that scouts had watched the 20-year-old in action with a view to a £22million ($32.7m) summer bid.
However, Kovacic’s representative, Nikky Vuksan, has now quashed lingering speculation and insists the midfielder will remain at San Siro.
"It is not going to happen. Mateo extended his contract with Inter in January. Could it be that clubs are negotiating? No, that is not possible without Mateo and me knowing about it," he told Vecernji list .
"Also, I have a player at Liverpool, Dejan Lovren (so I would know about it). Both the English and Italian media speculate and find new clubs that want Kovacic every week. He’ll stay at Inter.
"Also, if there was something going on, believe me journalists would be the last to find out."
Kovacic has scored eight goals in 34 appearances in all competitions for Inter this season.
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