Martin Skrtel's agent confirms defender is considering offers from Germany, China and Turkey

Out-of-favour Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is set to end his eight-year spell with the club after Euro 2016 this summer, with clubs from three different countries interested in him according to his agent Mithat Halis.

Martin Skrtel's agent confirms defender is considering offers from Germany, China and Turkey
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Long-serving Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is considering offers from clubs in three different countries, his agent has confirmed.

The 31-year-old found himself on the fringes of Jürgen Klopp's first-team throughout last season, making just 27 appearances although the Reds played 63 fixtures across all competitions.

Skrtel played less games only in his first year at the club, having made as many as 48 appearances in 2014-15, but has slipped down the pecking order due to the emergence of Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho as Klopp's fixed first-choice partnership last term.

The Slovakian international, who captained his country to a first ever win at the European Championships as they beat Russia 2-1 at Euro 2016 on Wednesday, has been made aware that he has no future in the side under Klopp.

And his agent, Mithat Halis, has revealed that there are three clubs that "want" Skrtel - insisting that Turkish giants Fenerbahce have been interested in his services "for four years."

"But there are also offers from China and Wolfsburg also want him," Halis said, explaining that fellow Turkish clubs Besiktas "are not interested" and Galatasaray "cannot currently afford him."

Skrtel to end eight-year Liverpool stay this summer

Skrtel found himself outside of Klopp's first-team plans for much of last season. (Picture: Getty Images)
Skrtel found himself outside of Klopp's first-team plans for much of last season. (Picture: Getty Images)

Skrtel has made a total of 320 appearances, scoring 18 goals, since signing for the club for £6.5 million from Zenit St Petersburg in January 2008 - and at one time rejected the advances of then league champions Manchester City to stay at Anfield.

He was named Player of the Year for his excellent 2011-12 season, in which he scored in the League Cup final as the centre-back lifted the only piece of silverware he has won on Merseyside at the expense of Cardiff City

But as part of an ongoing rebuild of the Reds' squad, Skrtel will follow fellow defender Kolo Touré out of the door with Joel Matip arriving on a free transfer from Schalke, adding to their existing centre-half options Lovren, Sakho and even teenager Joe Gomez and defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva.

It is thought that Liverpool are looking for around £5 million for Skrtel, whose contract at the club does not run out for the summer of 2018, with a lucrative contract offer from a Chinese club already on the table.