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Express Sport’s Ryan Taylor understands that an unnamed Premier League club is currently in the running to sign Austrian international midfielder Florian Grillitsch, who is a free agent following expiry of Hoffenheim contract.

An official offer has been tabled and is under consideration.

Galatasaray, Trabzonspor and Besiktas are also in mix alongside clubs from Germany and Italy after Grillitsch’s Fiorentina move collapsed at the final hour.

La Viola’s sports director Daniele Prade recently revealed the player’s father and representative was the reason the deal broke down.

“Grillitsch is a player we’ve been following for a long time and since he’s a free transfer player we were interested in him,” Prade said.

“We didn’t like the father’s talk and the payments he was demanding. We choose who we work with, and it’s not true that we argue with everyone. We’re a club liked by agents because we always pay on time. However, we cannot always pay more commissions than others.”

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