Liverpool and Arsenal have joined Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sigh highly-rated Hoffenheim winger Kevin Volland, reports the Sunday Mirror.
The 21-year-old German is widely regarded as an up-and-coming star of the future, following a series of scintillating performances in the Bundesliga, and has an outside chance of gatecrashing the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
A Premier League switch has been mooted in January, in light of the widespread interest in Volland's signature, despite the fact he is under contract at the Rhein-Neckar Arena until 2017.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers wants to bring the Germany U21 international to Anfield, but will face serious competition for the player's services, from the likes of Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho, David Moyes and Andre Villas-Boas amongst others.
Bayern Munich are also believed to be monitoring the youngster's development at Hoffenheim, and could rival Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year.
Volland made 30 appearances for Hoffenheim last term, and is reportedly valued by manager Markus Gisdol at £12million.
It's not yet clear whether he would consider a transfer during the mid-season window, but he'll certainly have plenty of options, with Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge, White Hart Lane and the Emirates Stadium all possible destinations for the midfielder.
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