Liverpool are showing an interest in Bayern Munich's young midfielder Renato Sanches, according to German publication Kicker.

Sanches, now 20, moved to Bayern in deal upwards of £30m last summer from Benfica.

Sanches had impressed playing in Portugal and for his country in the European Championships. He had been linked with a whole host of top European clubs.

The powerful midfielder struggled in his first season in Munich, however, making just 17 appearances in all competitions and failing to nail down a regular place in midfield.

That has led to speculation about a move away - either permanently or on loan - this summer, and with Liverpool missing out on top target Naby Keita this summer, Kicker believe they could be interested in striking a deal.

It remains doubtful, however, that Jurgen Klopp would want to loan the player and allow him to develop at Liverpool before sending him back to Bayern.

Perhaps a permanent deal could work, but it's unlikely Bayern Munich would want to lose the player on the cheap this summer.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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