Bayern Munich are reportedly preparing a swoop for Liverpool summer target Julian Brandt.
German news outlet SportsBild claim the Bundesliga side have held conversations with Brandt over a possible move to the Allianz Arena next summer.
The suggestion is the 20-year-old will be able to leave Bayer Leverkusen for 12.5millions euros in 2018 due to a clause in his contract, which expires 12 months later.
Bayern's interest in the player has emerged as they look to rebuild their midfield amid speculation Thiago Alcantara is poised to return to former club Barcelona for next season.
Brandt is high on Jurgen Klopp's shopping list this summer as the Reds boss looks to bolster his options.
The winger has been scouted regularly this season by Liverpool, who are willing to test Leverkusen's resolve when the transfer market reopens by making a move for the £20million-rated attacker.
Brandt was recently coy when asked about his future plans, particularly when considering a move abroad.
“You can take the step, but I don’t think you have to,” he told Deutsche Welle. “Those that back themselves to do it have nothing in their way.”
Source: Liverpool Echo
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