Mateo Kovacic
Kovacic remains heavily linked with Liverpool but the player has denied talk of an agreement being in place. Getty

Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic has again denied talk of an agreement with Liverpool.

While Nerazzurri manager Roberto Mancini recently insisted the player would remain at Inter, talk of Kovacic becoming the Merseyside club's fourth arrival of the summer has remained.

Italian newspaper Tuttosport report Brendan Rodgers' side have had an offer of £16.3m (€22.6m) – with another £2.2m to follow in add-ons – accepted.

But while Kovacic did not completely rule out the possibility of leaving Italy, he insists he has heard nothing over a potential transfer.

"For now I am still happy in Italy, but we will see about the future," he was quoted as saying by Tuttosport. "Now I am thinking about my holidays. I only know that I am due back at Appiano Gentile on 5 July. That is why I haven't heard anyone from the club yet."

Reports in Italy suggesting a fee has been agreed between Inter and Liverpool followed claims in Kovacic's native Croatia claiming he had already agreed personal terms with the Premier League side, with a fee still to be negotiated.

After spending £120m last summer with little success, Brendan Rodgers and the club's transfer committee are operating under a tighter budget this summer but must still fill the void left by Steven Gerrard and bolster a squad that limped to sixth place.

The Reds have already struck deals for Manchester City's James Milner, Burnley striker Danny Ings and Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, who will all join the club on free transfers on 1 July.

Kovacic has been tipped as the man targeted to help fill the creative void in Liverpool's midfield, although the club have also been linked with Hoffenheim schemer Roberto Firmino, whose agent has confirmed the Brazil international will join a Premier League side this summer.