Liverpool Bookmakers Favorites To Sign €35m Rated World Cup Finalist But Face Competition From Chelsea & Man United

Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida has been closely linked with a move to the Premier League after the World Cup.

Turkish-Football have been informed by Besiktas that several offers have been made for the defender.

The Black Eagles are not prepared to sell Vida until after the tournament.

The bookmakers have Liverpool priced as favorites to sign Vida but what is interesting is Chelsea being second favorites.

The Blues have yet to be linked with the Croatia international. The latest odds also include Manchester United as being in the running.

BetStars spokesman Ian Marmion was quoted by the Express as saying: “Croatia’s defensive dynamo Domagoj Vida has attracted Premier League interest following his standout performances at the World Cup in Russia.

“Liverpool are the current 3/1 favourites to sign the 29-year-old as the man to provide competition for his Croatian compatriot Dejan Lovren in central defence next season.

“Chelsea are second in the running at 5/1 to become the Besiktas defender’s chosen destination this summer, while local rivals Manchester United and Manchester City are both long-shots at 9/1 and 12/1 respectively to complete a move for the World Cup finalist during the transfer window.”

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Besiktas signed the 29-year-old on a free transfer from Dynamo Kiev in January and he does have another four-years remaining on his contract.

Besiktas are keen on Vida staying on next season but will consider offers for the right price.

The club would not disclose their current valuation for the centre-back but the Fanatik sports newspaper claim his asking price is £31m [€35m] and that Liverpool have actually made an offer.

Vida will become the first Super Lig player to feature in a World Cup final when Croatia take on France on Sunday.

The powerful defender has started every game for Croatia in the tournament.