Speculation mounts over €15m Liverpool Bundesliga swoop

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Liverpool are reportedly tracking Hamburg winger Eljero Elia.

Hamburger Morgenpost reported last month that the Reds were keen to bring the €15 million-rated Holland international to Merseyside during the January transfer window and The People now claims they will reignite their interest in the summer.

The 24-year-old has recently expressed his frustration at the lack of first team opportunities currently afforded to him at the Imtech Arena and Liverpool are thought to be monitoring his situation with interest.

Juventus and Bayern Munich are reportedly ready to contest Liverpool in pursuit of the Dutchman who admits he is finding life at Hamburg 'frustrating'.

"Apparently there is not much confidence in me," Elia told Voetbal International.

"That hurts. I feel strong and would like to show the fans what I can do. It is very frustrating. I have started eight games and we have won seven of them so I cannot have done that badly.


"I don't know what I have done wrong, I have not been told. I know that I am not a bad player and I am in good shape.

"I am a player who needs confidence. If I play every week I will improve. No-one can accuse me of not working hard enough, I am as fit as a fiddle."

The acquisition of Elia would certainly provide Liverpool with more natural width - something that the Anfield club are keen to add to their squad, as outlined by director of football strategy Damien Comolli last month.

Liverpool are also reportedly monitoring Aston Villa's Ashely Young in their pursuit of more potent wide options, and they are seemingly likely to invest in that area when the transfer window reopens in June. 

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