Report: Liverpool linked with emerging Bundesliga winger

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Liverpool are amongst a number of English clubs vying for the signature of Hoffenheim winger Kevin Volland, according to the Mirror.

23.07.2011, Allianz Arena, Muenchen, GER, 2.FBL, TSV 1860 Muenchen vs. Karlsruher SC, im Bild Jubel bei Stefan Aigner (1860 #15) nach seinem Tor zum 2-1 mit Kevin Volland (1860 #31)  // during the TSV 1860 Muenchen vs. Karlsruher SC , on 2011/07/23, Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany, EXPA Pictures © 2011, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ nph/  Straubmeier       ****** out of GER / CRO  / BEL ******

Volland is one of the most talked about youngsters in Germany, although he is not part of the elite group that has made the step to the senior national team at a young age.

At 21-years-old Volland may be looking to further his career at a bigger club, with Hoffenheim sitting mid-table in the Bundesliga.

He was, however, part of the Hoffenheim team that held Borussia Dortmund to a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

Jim Hughes wrote on the Mirror’s website this weekend:

Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and ¬Liverpool have been alerted to his ability, and Tottenham have been on his case for months. The bad news for the top-flight outfits is that Bayern Munich joined the queue last week.

Volland has made 15 appearances for his club this season, scoring 7 goals and creating 16 chances, according to Squawka.

Volland’s current contract with Hoffenheim expires in 2017 and the Mirror suggest he could cost potential suits around £12million.

Hughes adds in the Mirror:

Volland was developed as a teenager at Munich 1860 and there’s an increasing belief in Germany that if Volland maintains his progress he could gatecrash his nation’s bid for World Cup glory next summer.

However, with Liverpool having been linked to the likes of Schalke’s Julian Draxler recently, the name Kevin Volland may appear somewhat underwhelming.

Do you want to see Kevin Volland at Liverpool? Let us know your thoughts on the German Under-21 international in the comments section below.

Liverpool have also been linked with moves for Hamburg midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore this week.

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