Liverpool are set to raid the Bundesliga with Schalke 04’s highly-rated Max Meyer, 20, the target.
According to reports from German newspaper Bild, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp had the starlet scouted regularly last season.
Meyer made his debut for Schalke in 2013 aged 17, against 1. FSV Mainz and has since gone on to make a further 124 first team appearances in domestic and European football, scoring 19 goals.
Meyer has also earned one cap for the German national team, a friendly against Poland two years ago. He has since been a regular in the Under-21 team.
Klopp had been impressed by the youngster during his time in charge of Dortmund and the scouts have reported the youngsters continued progress.
Liverpool are ready to pay £28m for the diminutive attacking midfielder, who can also play as a striker if needed. Their problem is persuading Schalke, the club Meyer joined as a 13 year-old, to sell.
The Gelsenkirchen-based club already face losing Leroy Sane, 20, to Manchester City and are expected to be strong in their determination to hold onto Meyer. The youngster and his agent have yet to offer any encouragement to the Reds that their pursuit will be successful.
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