Liverpool are reportedly watching Bundesliga duo Yann Sommer and Jiri Pavlenka as they look to recruit a new goalkeeper this summer.
Despite apparent long-term interest in Roma shot-stopper Alisson Becker and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, the Reds have been put off by the pair’s high price tags.
It is thought it would take over £80million to sign either of the duo which would mark an investment well over double the current world record transfer fee for a keeper.
And according to German news outlet Bild, Liverpool have looked at Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Sommer - who starred in Switzerland’s 1-1 draw with Brazil at the World Cup at the weekend - as a different option.
The 29-year-old has been a Bundesliga regular since his 2014 switch from Basel to Gladbach, making 130 appearances in the German top-flight.
Bild suggest that Sommer would set the Champions League finalists back around €30million (£26.3m) with the shot-stopper under contract in North Rhine-Westphalia until 2021.
Elsewhere, Bild have also indicated that Liverpool have interest in Werder Bremen’s Pavlenka as they scout for cheaper alternatives to Alisson - thought to be Jurgen Klopp’s first choice between the sticks although only if the asking price for the Brazilian was lowered.
Czech Republic international Pavlenka enjoyed his first season of Bundesliga football in Bremen last year after a €3m switch from Slavia Prague, keeping 10 clean sheets in 38 appearances in all competitions.
Bild do not say what the 26-year-old would cost but it is likely he would be the cheapest of the mentioned targets.
Burnley’s Nick Pope has also been touted as a potential new recruit.
Source: Daily Express
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