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Rumour Mongering: Hertha Berlin Chief Looking For Liverpool “Decision” Regarding Grujic

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Liverpool want to sell him or keep him; no more loans

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Marko Grujic has spent the last two years on loan with Hertha Berlin in Germany. There’s been a lot of speculation about whether or not he would return to the German capital this transfer window on a permanent deal. Berlin’s general manager Michael Preetz told the media this week that he was keeping an eye on the player still.

Preetz told Kicker: “[Grujic] is a Liverpool player who spent two years on loan with us. He has been in training with Liverpool for a few days [during pre-season].

“Unlike last year, it was Liverpool’s declared wish that Marko should take part in much of the preparation there.

“Then there will certainly be a decision in England about Marko’s immediate future: Will he be loaned out again? Is he for sale? Will he be part of the Liverpool team?

“That cannot be foreseen at the moment.”

“It is an incredibly complicated summer of transfers in several respects.

“We are close to the market and monitor developments. We are preparing, have ideas and are looking to implement them in the next few weeks.

“I expect that towards the end of the transfer window there will be some transfers that would not have been possible before. Options will come out that today are not yet options. We keep our eyes open everywhere.”

According to the Liverpool ECHO, the Reds would demand a fee in excess of £20m - otherwise Klopp will happily keep the 24-year-old at Anfield ahead of a congested campaign. The transfer window is open until Oct. 5th.