Liverpool are reportedly still in with a shout of securing a deal for Schalke and Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka, who was thought to be joining Bayern Munich.
This is according to the Mirror, who state that the Reds believe that the 22-year-old has yet to sign a deal with any club, and that reports in the player’s home country of Germany have recently stated that the midfielder had agreed a deal to join Bayern Munich, as the player is out of contract in the summer according to Sky Sports.
The news outlet are also stating that despite these reports, the club and the player’s representatives have made talks, and that the Merseryside club have been told that they still have a chance of signing the player.
The Mirror are also reporting that the fact that Jurgen Klopp is currently Reds boss has attracted the eye of Goreztka, meaning that the German’s influence could play a fairly significant part in any deal for the midfielder.
Since joining Schalke from fellow German side VFL Bochum in the summer of 2013, Goretzka has managed to impress fans with his performances and ability.
In 130 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit, the 22-year-old has managed to amass a record of 19 goals and 13 assists, a decent return for a player of his age.
So far this season, Goretzka has been in good form, scoring four goals in 11 Bundesliga appearances for his side.
For Germany, the midfielder has also…