Liverpool and Arsenal are leading the race to sign Max Meyer from Schalke.
That’s the claim being made by website Calcio Mercato, who are reporting that the midfielder has set his sights on moving to the Premier League when his contract ends at the end of the season.
The Bundesliga club have not given up hope of persuading him to put pen to paper on a new deal, but it is looking increasingly likely that he will follow the example of Leon Goretzka by leaving Schalke this year.
Both AC Milan and Barcelona are reported to be monitoring his situation, but the Serie A club are said to be put off by his supposed wage demands while the Spanish giants aren’t as keen on a deal.
The twenty-two year old was also linked with a switch to Anfield in the past couple of Summer transfer windows following the arrival of compatriot Jurgen Klopp as boss at the club.
Klopp has been linked with a plethora of midfielders from around Europe and Meyer’s is a name which continues to be mentioned in reports about a move to Anfield.
Should his fellow German international Emre Can decide to move on from Liverpool when his contract expires in the Summer, Meyer would be a cheap replacement for his colleague.
Liverpool have already agreed to sign Naby Keita from RB Leipzig this Summer and have been linked with moves for Napoli duo Jorginho and Piotr Zielinski in the past week.