Thursday 29 September 2016

Liverpool transfer news: Kop eye up £25.5m German to bolster attacking options

Published 05/01/2016 | 10:10

Schalke's midfielder Max Meyer (R) celebrates with his teammate forward Franco Di Santo (L)
Schalke's midfielder Max Meyer (R) celebrates with his teammate forward Franco Di Santo (L)

Liverpool want Schalke star Max Meyer to provide the creative spark currently lacking in their squad.

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Jurgen Klopp's side have scored just 22 goals in their 20 Premier League games this season - their worst return in their 124-history.

But fear not, for there are plans afoot to address that problem with Meyer indentified as the player to solve their creativity flaws.

SportBild report that Klopp has joined AC Milan, Barcelona and Sevilla in the race for attacking midfielder Meyer.

Liverpool would have to splash out around £25.5m to secure the 20-year-old's services.

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Meyer is under contract in Germany until 2018 and has scored two goals in 16 Bundesliga apperances this season.

Liverpool are keen to sign a goalkeeper dubbed the next Jerzy Dudek.

The president of Polish side Ruch Chorzow claims that Liverpool want to sign their rookie keeper Kamil Grabara.

Grabara is currently a member of Ruch's U19s set-up but has turned in a string of impressive performances this season.

The teenager is expected to fly to Merseyside this week for talks with the Liverpool Echo reporting that the player is set to take a medical.

Manchester United and Manchester City have also been keeping tabs on the young keeper but Liverpool are said to be in pole position.

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Ruch Chorzow president Dariusz Smagorowicz said: “Grabara has been with us for 12 years. A few months ago we signed a contract with him to keep him until 2018, and now Liverpool want to have him.”

The news comes as the future of Simon Mignolet at Anfield continues to come under scrutiny. Jurgen Klopp is said to be in the market for a long-term replacement for Mignolet with Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen being the German's first-choice target.

Klopp, however, refuted claims that a move for ter Stegen has been made ahead of tonight's Capital One Cup semi-final first leg against Stoke.

“No. We have some problems at this moment but thank God not around the goalkeeper position so everything is okay," he said.

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