Saturday, 23rd July, 2011

Belgian side Anderlecht are set to ask Liverpool to agree a financial package with Milan Jovanovic so that the Serbian can head to the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.

While Liverpool have told Jovanovic that he is free to leave the club, he remains under contract to the English Premier League giants and his current salary, having moved to Anfield last summer when his deal ran out with Standard Liege, is a lucrative one.

Indeed, the 30-year-old’s current terms are such that Anderlecht simply cannot meet Jovanovic’s demands, despite both the club and player wishing for him to pull on the purple and white shirt next season and talks being held recently between the two parties.

Now Anderlecht are preparing to ask Liverpool to help smooth the transfer by contributing towards the deal by handing Jovanovic a payoff.

If the Reds contributed towards the cost of the Serbian forward’s exit then that would cover the quite substantial cut in wages that Jovanovic would have to take to move back to Belgium.

The forward, nicknamed "the snake", has suffered a nightmare spell at Anfield, failing to be handed an extended run in the team under both Roy Hodgson and then the Londoner’s successor in the dugout, Kenny Dalglish.

To compound the misery for Jovanovic, he has not settled off the pitch and turned down a move to Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid last summer to head to Anfield, believing Liverpool would be the better long term switch.

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