Liverpool have reportedly added another Bundesliga-based star to their list of summer transfer targets – and are apparently likely to sign Mario Gotze.
LIVERPOOL MAKE SULE ENQUIRY
Liverpool have approached Hoffenheim over the availability of Germany Under-21 defender Niklas Sule, according to Bild.
Sule, a former team-mate of Roberto Firmino’s, has said he would like to play in the Premier League “because the physical style of play suits me”.
Liverpool have already recruited Schalke centre-back Joel Matip for next season, but Klopp apparently wants to further strengthen his defensive options with Sule, 20, who is under contract until 2019.
GOTZE LIKELY TO JOIN LIVERPOOL
Bayern Munich forward Mario Gotze is likely to join Liverpool this summer, according to Bundesliga expert Jan Aage Fjortoft.
Gotze was an unused substitute for Bayern over the weekend and has started only five league games and one Champions League game for the German champions all season.
The 23-year-old made his name playing for Borussia Dortmund under Jurgen Klopp, and Fjortoft said on Twitter over the weekend that fans should “be prepared” to see the pair reunited at Anfield next season.
It was reported last week that Liverpool were willing to offer £31.5million for Gotze this summer.
AND THE REST
Atletico Madrid are losing their battle to persuade Saul Niguez to sign a new contract, with English clubs including Manchester United offering the midfielder more money than Los Rojiblancos can afford to pay. The 21-year-old will cost more than 40million euros (Don Balon)
Pep Guardiola has been told to forget about taking any Bayern Munich stars with him to Manchester City (The Sun)
Aston Villa are set to sack Remi Garde, with former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson the leading candidate to replace the Frenchman (various)
The FA are making a last-ditch bid to try to stop Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi committing his international future to Nigeria (Daily Mirror)
Derby are scrapping it out with a host of Championship clubs to snap up German hitman Simon Terodde in the summer (The Sun)
QPR could perform a U-turn by and throw Junior Hoilett a shock lifeline (The Sun)