Liverpool‘s interest in Mario Gotze is gathering steam, with the Reds reported to have made a £20 million bid for the German midfielder.
The Reds were believed to be vying with Dortmund for the midfielder’s signature.
With incoming Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti reportedly informing Gotze that he would continue to play a bit-part role at the Allianz Arena next season, Liverpool have made their move.
That is according to German publication the Rheinische Post, who claim that Klopp has sanctioned a £20 million bid for the World Cup winner.
This is said to have come hours after they became aware of Ancelotti’s stance, with Klopp determined to add Gotze to his attacking line for 2016/17.
Gotze is said to have enquired about life on Merseyside and the challenges of the Premier League, though Dortmund were still favourites to sign their former playmaker despite protests from their supporters.
The Reds could be looking to move fast as a result, and this bold strategy could pay off, as last summer’s ambitious bid for Roberto Firmino underlined.
Gotze started in Bayern’s clash with Hannover 96 on Saturday afternoon, in what could be his last ever appearance for the Bundesliga giants.