Liverpool are tracking the progress of Schalke’s creative midfielder Max Meyer and could make a formal offer to sign the German this summer.
According to the Daily Star, Liverpool have scouts in Poland ahead of Tuesday’s semi-final clash with England at the U21 European Championships and are looking at Meyer with a view to making an approach after the tournament.
Tottenham and Arsenal have both been linked with a move for the 21-year-old, but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is hopeful that he can persuade Meyer to choose Merseyside as opposed to north London.
Having just signed Mohamed Salah from Roma for a reported £34.3m, the Reds are keen to further bolster their attacking options with the Schalke wonderkid who would cost a fraction of the price.
Meyer refused to sign a contract extension with the Bundesliga side and only has a year remaining on his existing deal with the Royal Blues, meaning they’ll be prepared to listen to offers as opposed to losing the talented midfielder on a free transfer next summer.
Tottenham are set to make a £17.5m offer for Meyer, according to the Sun. When advances were made this time last summer, Schalke wanted £39m for the youngster. This time around, Schalke are in a position of weakness and know that plenty of clubs are interested in Meyer’s services.