Lazar Markovic appears to be heading for the Liverpool exit door after holding talks with Italian side Fiorentina.

Markovic set for Reds exit

Markovic set for Reds exit

The Serbia forward, who has been left out of the squad for friendlies in Germany, is surplus to requirements at Anfield and has spent the last two seasons out on loan, first at Fenerbahce and then Sporting Lisbon.

Markovic was recalled from his stint in Portugal to join Hull in January where he enjoyed some success.

He played 45 minutes in Liverpool's first friendly of the summer at Tranmere but has not featured since and was left behind for the Premier League Asia Trophy in Hong Kong.

It is understood the 23-year-old has met Fiorentina to discuss a move but Liverpool are holding out for £16million, having paid Benfica £20m for his services back in 2014.

Watford are also interested in Markovic but are not prepared to pay the Reds' asking price, which makes any deal unlikely.