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Liverpool told they will have to fork out €100m for Bayern Munich star Lewandowski - report

Published 26/01/2016 | 20:40

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski

The Liverpool Echo say the Reds are willing to stump up £75m in order to gazump Real Madrid in the battle to sign Robert Lewandowski.

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Real Madrid are said to have made the Polish international their number one transfer target, however Jurgen Klopp could persuade the 27-year-old to opt for a move to Anfield after enjoying a fruitful working relationship with him at Borussia Dortmund.

Klopp has been reluctant to make use of Liverpool's £32.5m signing, Christian Benteke, believing the Belgian to be ill-suited to his high-intensity Gegenpress philosophy.

Lewandowski, who has scored 26 times in all competitions this season, would be a real coup for the Reds, whose deal for Alex Teixeira seems to have stalled.

The Reds meanwhile have agreed personal terms over the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Alex Teixeira, according to reports.

The Liverpool Echo reports that while although the two clubs have been locked in negotiation, with chief executive Ian Ayre flying to their Florida winter training camp last week, their valuation differs enormously.

Liverpool made an inital bid of £24.5m for the 26-year-old, but the Ukrainian club are believed to value the Brazilian, who has yet to play at senior international level, at closer to £38m (€50m).

Telegraph.co.uk

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