Werder Bremen have indicated they are willing to sell German star Per Mertesacker in the summer transfer period, with the center back reportedly considering and offer from Liverpool.
The Liverpool website is reporting that Mertesacker is out of contract in 2012, and Werder Bremen are looking at this summer as a good opportunity to sell the 26 year old for a large amount of money.
Mertesacker has openly discussed a desire to move from German football to the Barclays Premier League.
And in a large indication that Mertesacker has an agreement forming to leave Werder Bremen and possibly head to Liverpool, Bremen boss Klaus Allofs has told BILD they are looking at offers.
"If you are not going to hand out an extension to an outrunning contract then you need to know all the possibilities available to you,” he said.
"I am unable to just look after the money, I am also unable to just look after the sport factor.
"As soon as we are aware of our fate in Bundesliga this spring, we are going to clarify if we are able to sign extensions to these contracts."
Werder Bremen currently sit at 12th on the Bundesliga table, and are only five points shy of the relegation zone. Should Bremen be relegated, Mertesacker will be far more likely to come around to the prospect of heading to England for Liverpool, who may be able to offer games in Europe if they qualify this season.
Allofs knows that discussions will be taking place about the centre back’s future, and that should Liverpool come knocking in summer, their budget will be hard to refuse.
"We will be in talks, that is for sure,” he said.