Liverpool will battle Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United for the signature of German Bundesliga ace Leon Bailey, reports suggest.
The Merseysider’s ended their interest in Monaco attacker Thomas Lemar during the week, leaving North London giants Arsenal with the chance of sign the pricey winger.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp thinks Thomas Lemar has his heart set on a move to La Liga side FC Barcelona in the summer transfer window and has ordered Liverpool Chief’s to move onto other transfer targets.
And the Mirror suggest Leon Bailey is the player leading the list of possible replacements for Brazil international playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
Premier League giants Chelsea saw an offer of over £20million rejected by German side Bayer Leverkusen for Leon Bailey last January.
The West London outfit, though, have not been discouraged and are sure they can agree a deal for the highly-talented 20-year-old in the summer transfer window.
The Blues have been watching Leon Bailey play in Germany for several months, but Manchester United and Liverpool are poised to spark a transfer war.
Bayern Leverkusen will ask for an incredible transfer fee for the club’s most prized asset, with top club officials already telling interested club’s Leon Bailey will cost over £100million.
Leon Bailey has been in brilliant form this campaign with a total of ten goals and five assists in 22 matches.
The starlet can play on the right or left wing and has pace to burn, making the attacker a nightmare for opposition backlines.
The Reds already have a number of pacey wingers in the squad to chose from, but Jurgen Klopp is desperate to bring in more creative attackers after losing attacking midfielder Coutinho.