Liverpool are in the hunt to sign Schalke star Max Meyer in the summer as he approaches the end of his contract, according to a report.
The Daily Star claims that Arsenal, Bayern Munich and AC Milan are also keeping close tabs on the Meyer’s situation at the Veltins Arena after Schalke CEO Christian Heidel revealed that the 22-year-old will make a decision soon on his future.
“Max will be deciding shortly if he wants to stay at Schalke past the summer,” said Heidel, as quoted by the Daily Star.
“Max is very happy here, Schalke is his home, we will try to make it him as comfortable financially as possible.
It is understood that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is already working hard to try and lure the forward to North London ahead of Liverpool.
Meyer can play in a variety of different positions and this season has played as a striker, attacking midfielder and deep-lying playmaker.
He has made 24 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring one goal and supplying one assist.
Arsenal have already had luck in snapping up an out-of-contract player from Schalke in recent times when they signed Sead Kolasinac last summer.
Football Insider verdict
Meyer could be a very good signing for Liverpool. He has a lot of experience for his age with 142 appearances in the Bundesliga, so he should have no problem adapting to life in the Premier League. Also, Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp had no trouble in developing young Germans in his time at Borussia Dortmund so that could be a big reason why Meyer may choose Merseyside over Arsenal. Bayern Munich could be ones to watch out for though. They seem to hoover up any German talent that is available so it would not be a surprise to see the four-times Germany international decide to move to the Allianz Arena.
In other Liverpool news, the Reds are also eyeing up this £100million-rated star after dropping their interest in Thomas Lemar.