Liverpool approach Bundesliga playmaker over free summer switch

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Liverpool have reportedly made contact with Turkish midfielder Hamit Altintop over a free summer switch.

The Turkish striker is set to leave Bayern Munich this summer, with a move to Real Madrid thought to be on the cards after earlier negotiations between the two parties.

However, a deal is yet to be agreed by both parties and now Sky Sports sources claim Liverpool have approached the player over a potential move to Anfield.

Kenny Dalglish confirmed earlier today that the Reds will be looking to make additions in the transfer market this summer, with a striker thought to be high on the Liverpool agenda despite the additions of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll in January.

Alongside Damien Comolli, Dalglish is thought to have created a wishlist of players to target at the end of the season, with a handful of forwards including Hulk, Mario Gomez and Romelu Lukaku thought to be on the Merseysiders' radar.


Altintop is the latest name to add to the list, and whilst the 28-year-old admitted a move to the Spanish capital would be a dream he confirmed that he is yet to sign a contract.

"Madrid is a dream, they are the highest, but still have not signed anything," the striker told Spanish daily Marca.

"The speculations are there, but now I have no contract with Real Madrid."

Liverpool will look to persuade the player that his future doesn't lie in La Liga, and that the Barclays Premier League will provide the versatile former Schalke star with an opportunity to play more first team football.

Altintop, who can also play on the right wing or in a defensive midfield role, started only eight times in the Bundesliga last term, and Liverpool will hope that the opportunity to play regularly persuades the player to make an England move.

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