By Danny Wright
Liverpool have not made any attempts to sign Max Meyer and Sead Kolasinac, according to Schalke’s sporting director Christian Heidel.
The 53-year-old claims to know Reds boss Jurgen Klopp well and that he has no knowledge of their interest in the Bundesliga duo.
Meyer has been constantly touted with a move to the Premier League and the Mirror have quoted the winger as saying that there is a 50-50 chance he will leave Schalke in the near future.
However Heidel maintains that those reports are not to be taken seriously and suggested that Klopp might not be interested in the duo, or their colleague Leon Goretzka.
“I happen to know some guy in Liverpool quite well,” said Schalke’s senior figure, as quoted by RevierSport.
“Jurgen and I have such a good relationship that I have always been in the loop on everything. This time I do not know anything. That means the English media knows nothing either.
“I do not know who the Liverpool scouts are monitoring. Not even Klopp always knows what they are up to.”
Schalke have been surrounded by rumours of their key players stalling over signing new deals at the Veltins Arena after what has been a tough season for the club.
They are currently underachieving in the Bundesliga and look as though they will miss out on European football all together next season as they sit in a lowly 11th position.
Football Insider Verdict
A lot of clubs have been reported to want some of Schalke’s star players and with their contracts due to expire soon, there’s not a lot the German club can do about it if they wish to let their deals run their course. If Liverpool can sign any of these three players it will be a huge boost for their squad as they all play in positions that need strengthening. Kolasinac is the main one they need to sign because James Milner, who is a great player, is simply not a left-back and Alberto Moreno is nowhere near good enough to be playing for a club with Liverpool’s ambition.
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