According to the latest reports, Premier League giants Chelsea are keen to sign Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic, who is currently on loan at Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin. However, the situation for the Blues remains only if they are able to purchase players if their transfer ban is lifted.

Maurizio Sarri has done quite an incredible job since taking charge of Chelsea football club in the summer of 2018 and replacing his fellow Italian compatriot Antonio Conte at the helm. The 60-year-old former Napoli master tactician received plenty of praise and plaudits from fans and pundits across the globe for bringing in an attractive and effective brand of football into the Premier League. Sarri also guided Chelsea to the League Cup final but failed to win a trophy in his debut season as he lost to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in a penalty shootout. The West London club have also made it to the semi-finals of the Europa League and look like serious contenders to go on and win the continental trophy.

Chelsea are also in line to finish inside the top four as they currently occupy fourth spot in the top flight table and should be eligible to play Champions League football next season as they control their destiny. However, Sarri will probably let Mateo Kovacic head back to Real Madrid in the summer transfer window and he has lined up a replacement for the Croatian midfielder. Liverpool star Marko Grujic has been extremely impressive at Hertha Berlin this season and has caught the eye of the Blues.

Liverpool are currently in the hunt for two trophies this season, the Premier League and the Champions League and Jurgen Klopp already has a massive squad of midfielders at his disposal. The German boss is not keen on bringing Grujic back to Anfield and is keen to sell him in order to generate transfer funds for other players.

Grujic has been unable to cement a starting berth at Liverpool since making a move to the English club from Red Star Belgrade back in 2016. He was immediately loaned back out to the Serbian club and in three years he has made just eight league appearances for Liverpool. Grujic is a good passer of football and looks quite comfortable in it as well, due to his ability to hold up play as well, 23-year-old has been compared to Nemanja Matic.

Grujic has scored four goals for Hertha Berlin this season and also notched up one assist in the Bundesliga, helping the German club to 10th in the table. Liverpool are now prepared to sell Grujic for a transfer fee of £40m and La Liga giants Atletico Madrid have been admiring the hard-working midfielder.

The Reds can then use that cash to purchase their transfer targets in the summer but Chelsea are also keen on signing Grujic to provide stiff competition for Atletico Madrid. However, it still depends if Chelsea suffer a transfer ban or not for two transfer windows and how much they are serious about signing the Reds’ star.