Liverpool are interested in a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus, having scouted the player for some time.
That’s according to SportBILD journalist Christian Falk, who says the player is keen on the move to Anfield this summer.
Neuhaus has been linked with a move to Merseyside for several months, with a summer rebuild expected at Anfield after a disappointing campaign.
It’s felt that Neuhaus is being eyed up as a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum, who is out of contract at the end of the season and looking likely to leave the club.
That would leave a huge hole in Liverpool’s midfielder, the Dutchman having played a key role in their recent success under Jürgen Klopp in recent years.
Falk has now confirmed their interest in the 23-year-old and provided a major boost to their hopes, claiming that major rivals such as Bayern Munich are unlikely to provide competition for the midfielder.
“It’s true that they’ve been watching the player for a while,” he told BILD.
“The whole thing is not yet concrete according to our information, but it can, of course, become concrete, and he asks to play there.
“Neuhaus has an exit clause of 40 million, which could be triggered in the summer, and Dortmund has distanced itself after the Rose transfer and will not take any player from its team.
“Bayern has to save money after the 42.5 million transfer of Upamecano; it is currently rather unlikely that they will put another 40 million on the table.
“That means it must be another league if Neuhaus wants to change, and there is the Premier League and Liverpool, of course.”