Liverpool have been in contact with the agents of Leon Goretzka, but have been ‘given little encouragement’ according to reports.
It now seems inevitable that the Schalke midfielder will join Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer, but the Liverpool Echo have confirmed that Liverpool did make an enquiry about the Germany international.
They were obviously given short shrift by Goretzka’s agent. It is not known whether Manchester United also made an enquiry.
Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “You only have an agreement when the contract is signed and the player passed the medical tests. We are not that far yet.
“Now the player has to decide, I heard the decision will be made within the next days so before the end of January.
“And of course it would be very nice, if he decides to join Bayern Munich.”