Martin Skrtel
Martin Skrtel's agent says talks will take place with Liverpool over his future next week.

Martin Skrtel's agent has confirmed he is set to hold talks with Liverpool over the centre back's future next week.

Skrtel was unhappy with the amount of game time handed to him over the course of the season by Brendan Rodgers, with the 28 year old falling behind Jamie Carragher in the pecking order.

Now that Carragher has retired, the defender will likely be given another chance, but Rodgers is believed to be in the market for a replacement for the stalwart, leaving Skrtel's future with the club far from certain.

The Reds reportedly placed a €14m price tag over his head, and Napoli have come calling, but Karol Csonto insists there has been no concrete contact between the clubs as of yet.

"There has been no contact between the two clubs," he told Radio Crc, via Sky Sports. "Martin has a contract with Liverpool and it is important to honour that.

"Obviously Napoli know Martin well, but there cannot be any contact between us and them if they do not first reach an agreement with Liverpool.

"I will be in England next week to talk with Liverpool and define Martin's future."

Liverpool are set to undergo a host of changes over the summer, with strikers and defenders both believed to be priorities for Rodgers.

If Skrtel and Luis Suarez, who has recently said he wants to leave England in the summer, both depart the club the manager will have an even bigger task on his hands than at present, but a nice cash injection will certainly help him along the way of finding replacements.

The Reds are believed to be extremely close to signing off deals for Tiago Ilori and Iago Aspas, and have already confirmed an agreement with Kolo Toure. Andy Carroll also looks to be close to departing the club for West Ham, though personal terms are yet to be agreed on a £15m deal.