Liverpool are in the race to sign Schalke midfielder Max Meyer.
That’s according to an “exclusive” report by The Daily Star, in which they claim that the German midfielder is a target for manager Jurgen Klopp ahead of the Summer.
It isn’t the first time that the young Bundesliga star has been touted as a possible signing for the club, after he was previously linked with a switch soon after Klopp was appointed.
A move failed to materialise, but it looks increasingly likely that he will make a move away from Schalke this Summer as his contract expires at the end of the current campaign.
Klopp will face stiff competition for the versatile midfielder, however, thanks to strong interest from rivals Arsenal as well as Bayern Munich and AC Milan.
Liverpool have already lost out to Bundesliga champions Bayern in the race for one Schalke midfielder, after Germany international Leon Goretzka rejected a move to Anfield in favour of the Allianz Arena when his contract expires this year.
Schalke CEO Christian Heidel has spoken about Meyer’s future recently and indicated that they will do what they can to try and prevent another homegrown talent move on.
“Max will be deciding shortly if he wants to stay at Schalke past the Summer.” he said.
“Max is very happy here, Schalke is his home, we will try to make it him as comfortable financially as possible.
“He is playing the best season of his life, and the coach has found a position for him that Max didn’t believe he could play.
“Personally, I didn’t think he could either.” he finished.