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Sport Liverpool still holding out hope for Goretzka

15:30  14 january  2018
15:30  14 january  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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As Liverpool fans were stilling buzzing from the capture of Virgil van Dijk on New Year’s Eve news broke that let the air out of the giddiness Leon Goretzka had a greed a deal with Bayern Munich to Maybe it’s nearly done, either way, Reds can hold out hope that they can steal in and turn his head.

Liverpool are also pursuing a deal for the 12-cap international, while Schalke still harbour hopes of convincing Goretzka to stay in Gelsenkirchen with a club-record new deal. “I have to find out for myself what the next step should be,” he told reporters at the Veltins-Arena.

Liverpool are still holding out hope of beating German champions Bayern Munich to the signing of Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, as reported by the Daily Mirror.

Jurgen Klopp’s side think that the player is still yet to fully commit to any side and remain hopeful of beating Bayern to sign the player, who is out of contract this summer.

It was reported over the Christmas period that Bayern had agreed a deal for the player for the summer but it now appears that the Reds will have the chance to make contact with the player’s representatives to discuss a move.

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The 22-year-old is very highly thought of in Germany and it appears to be a two-horse race between Bayern and Liverpool to sign the player.

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But his agent has spoken out to deny the speculation in a mega boost for Goretzka ’s other suitors. Incidentally, Goretzka is an alternative transfer target for Barca if Liverpool hold firm on Coutinho. As for Arsenal, they have been linked with Goretzka for weeks.

Goretzka is set to leave Gelsenkirchen after five years, with the 22-year-old entering the final six months of his contract in 2018. Furthermore, though Schalke are still hoping to convince the youngster to extend his spell at the Veltins-Arena, Liverpool could easily offer better terms.

The Reds are keen on a move for the player following the departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and the uncertainty surrounding Emre Can’s future, with the German likely to leave for Juventus at the end of the season.

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Leon Goretzka agrees to join Bayern Munich .
Liverpool look to have missed out on a deal to sign Leon Goretzka on a free transfer as, according to Christian Falk of SportBILD, the player has agreed to join Bayern Munich. Twitter: Aufgrund vieler Nachfragen: Leon #Goretzka und @FCBayern sind sich über einen Wechsel einig. Vor der Unterschrift m… https://t.co/2xi2wSKAMG (@cfbayern) Liverpool were interested in signing the German international and they were hoping that he would follow in the footsteps of Joel Matip by leaving Schalke to move to Anfield, but the player had decided to stay in the Bundesliga and join Munich. It was reported a few weeks ago that the 22-year-old was close to joining the German champions but Liverpool were still hoping to get a deal done, but it looks like they were unable to convince him to make a move to Merseyside. Goretzka will officially become a Bayern player in the summer, but until then, he’ll remain at Schalke and try to help them secure a place in the Champions League. They currently sit in third place in the Bundesliga, but is a very tight competition this season with just four points separating them from 10th placed Hannover 96.

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