Liverpool target Brandt is chased by Bayern – reports

Bayern Munich are in ‘advanced’ talks about signing Liverpool target Julian Brandt, according to BILD.

The German champions are likely to sign the Bayer Leverkusen winger for around £11m this summer. It is not the first time they have shown interest in Brandt.

BILD claim that Bayer Leverkusen are still keen to tie Brandt down to a new deal that would keep him from the clutches of the all-powerful Bayern.

Speaking on the Liverpool Echo’s Anfield Extra podcast, the editor of Germany’s Kicker Magazine, Jorg Jakob, said this week:

“First of all I’d like to mention the name of Alex Ferguson, who I talked to in November after he’d seen Brandt in the Champions League.

“He was very impressed. And he was right, because Brandt is one of the best and finest talents we have in German football.

“The move makes complete sense. To be honest I don’t know if it will happen, but it makes sense.

“Leverkusen have a new manager and they definitely won’t qualify for Europe. This might be a reason for Brandt and his agent to say ‘let’s go to a Champions League club like Liverpool.

“If he trusts in Jurgen Klopp a move could happen and maybe in some years it’ll be Real Madrid.”

But it now seems that Brandt may find himself at Bayern instead.