Martin Skrtel could be Liverpool's first summer departure from the senior squad with the defender's agent said to be in talks with a number of clubs over a summer move away from Anfield. The Slovakian defender is currently with his national team at the 2016 European Championship finals in France and will make a decision following the conclusion of his country's participation in the tournament.
The 31-year-old defender struggled for form and fitness in what was a disappointing 2015/16 campaign, which also saw him fall down the pecking order behind Dejan Lovren, Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure. The Slovakia international began the season as first choice, but was unable to regain his place after a long injury absence and only came into the team late in the season following Sakho's suspension for failing a drug test.
Jurgen Klopp has already signed Schalke centre-back Joel Matip, who will arrive on a free transfer in the summer and Joe Gomez is likely to return to the first-team at the start of the season after spending most of last campaign out injured. Toure has been released following the expiry of his contract, while Sakho faces an uncertain future despite Uefa recently lifting the ban that was imposed following a failed drug test, which does leave the manager short on the defensive front.
Skrtel, however, could be allowed to leave with his agent Mithat Halis admitting that there is strong interest from all across Europe and abroad for his client. Earlier in the year, Besiktas had been credited with interest, but the player's agent has confirmed that Fenerbahce are the only club from Turkey interested in the Liverpool defender, who is 90% certain to leave the club this summer.
Apart from the Turkish club, Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg and clubs from the Chinese Super League are also said to be interested in securing Skrtel's services with Liverpool looking for a fee of around £5m ($7m) to offload the Slovakian skipper.
"There are three clubs that want Martin. Fenerbahce have been interested for four years but there are also offers from China and Wolfsburg also want him," Halis said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
"Besiktas are not interested and Galatasaray cannot currently afford him," the Reds defender's agent added.