Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt is ready to reject a move to Bayern Munich and wants to resolve his future once and for all in the summer.
The highly-rated German international is said to be on Jurgen Klopp’s radar at Liverpool, but Bayern Munich have made no secret of their interest and already saw one approach turned down by the 20-year-old in 2013.
Brandt would not hesitate to do the same again and wants speculation to stop so his performances do not drop for his current club.
“I would not be scared to dismiss Bayern for a second time,” Brandt told Bild. “The same goes for other clubs, too.”
“If it were up to me, the summer would be the right time [to reveal a decision]. I don’t want to deal with this forever. It gets annoying and performances will suffer because of it.”
Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller, meanwhile, is confident the club can fend off the advances from other top European clubs.
“I am convinced Julian will be playing for Leverkusen for many more years,” Voller told Sky Sport in October.
“I am not surprised that teams like Bayern and other big clubs from across Europe are keeping an eye on him. That’s a compliment for what we do.
“But we know what Julian’s contract looks like and we know he is feeling very good here.”