Liverpool battling Euro giants after contract wrinkle opens up huge Bayern Munich coup

Bayern Munich wingers Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry

Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry is attracting interest from three European giants including Liverpool after a report revealed why he could be on the move.

The Germany international, 26, has been a revelation since joining Bayern in 2017. Gnabry has 61 goals and 40 assists to his name in 163 matches for the club. In each of his full seasons in Bavaria, Bayern have won the Bundesliga and completed the treble in 2019-20.

However, according to Goal, Gnabry’s time at Bayern could come to a screeching halt.

The ex-Gunner will see his current contract expire in 2023. With next season poised to be his last, Bayern are said to be feverishly trying to pin him down to fresh terms.

However, the German giant have reigned in their spending since the Covid pandemic struck and Serge Gnabry could be a surprise casualty.

Bayern are fully aware they’ll have to make Gnabry one of the highest paid stars at the club if he is to commit his future. They’re attempting to do just that, but an agreement is deemed some distance away.

The longer the uncertainty around his future drags on, the more hope his raft of potential suitors get.

Gnabry considering his options

It’s reported Real Madrid, Juventus and Liverpool are all keeping abreast of the situation. What’s more, Gnabry is reportedly ‘contemplating a summer exit’ too.

Gnabry is said to be as driven by sporting achievements as much as the riches that come with it. As such, with everything there is to win at Bayern already won, a new challenge seemingly appeals.

Real Madrid have made the first move by making contact with Gnabry’s representatives. A reunion with good friend David Alaba could be on the cards at the Bernabeu.

However, Juventus and Liverpool are also in the mix, with the Reds’ interest hinging on what the future holds for Mohamed Salah.

Salah is in a similar contract wrangle with Liverpool at present. With Jurgen Klopp reportedly a ‘keen admirer’ of Gnabry, the German has been ‘identified’ as a suitable Salah replacement if the Egyptian departs.

Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann recently insisted he’d love nothing more than to retain Gnabry’s services.

“He has everything a player needs and a coach likes,” said the Bayern boss.

“In the end, it’s a matter of negotiation between the club and the player, but I’m sure we’ll fix it. I’d like to keep him.”

Clearly, a Gnabry deal is far from straightforward for any of his suitors. Though his contract status could ultimately make the decision for Bayern.