Rafa is very interested in this young hotshot, but then it seems so are half of the big clubs in Europe!
Liverpool are eyeing Hajduk Split striker Nikola Kalinic.
Hajduk Split have already rejected an approach from Valencia for the 20 year-old Croatia international in recent weeks.
And Split sources say Liverpool have now made their interest known, with Palermo and Lille also keen on a player described as a “the future of Croatian football” by national team boss Slaven Bilic. (tribalfootball.com)
This 20-year-old sharp shooter is highly regarded both in his native Croatia and across Europe. He was apparently close to securing a move to La Liga side Valencia, but it seems that his Hajduk Split side wanted more than the Mestalla outfit were willing to pay. His form has helped his side climb back into the title running after three lean seasons and his strike rate, albeit in a inferior league, has been astonishing. Benitez has a good deal of young talent coming through now, and the addition of this well-built front man could be a very good bit of business.