Liverpool have become the latest club to join the race to sign Schalke midfielder Max Meyer, according to reports.

Jurgen Klopp is eager to splash the cash this summer as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging for the title as well as the Champions League -providing they finish in the top four.

And according to the Mirror, Meyer is on his radar.

His displays in the Bundesliga this season have not gone unnoticed with a host of European clubs battling for his signature.

Tottenham, Everton and Bayern Munich are all thought to be keeping tabs on him with his future uncertain.

Meyer, who is under contract with Schalke until the end of next season, recently admitted he could leave in the summer.

When asked whether he wants to extend his contract, the 21-year-old responded: "Why not? I can imagine both. The odds are 50-50."

Tottenham were put off by his £45m price tag last summer but the Mirror claim Schalke could now cash in on him for around £17m at the end of the season if he doesn’t extend his contract - although Liverpool believe they can sign him for £14m.

While Spurs could renew their interest, Liverpool have stepped up their own efforts in trying to sign him.

Klopp reportedly had scouts cast an eye on the young talent when he featured for Germany’s U21s last week.

The German boss knows his fellow countryman well from his time at spent in his homeland with Borussia Dortmund with Meyer aware the Liverpool boss has been impressed by him in the past.

Meyer revealed: “I know from the past that he appreciates me as a player. After my first derby against BVB - scoring a goal when I was 18 - he publicly expressed praise for me. This is a nice feeling when such a great coach says that.”

Source: Daily Express

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