Liverpool were ready to 'pay money' for Leroy Sane - Schalke said no

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Liverpool made an effort to sign Schalke 04 winger Leroy Sane this summer, but their proposal was knocked back by both club and player.

The German outfit’s director, Horst Heldt, has confirmed that the Reds wanted to sign Sane, and were ready to pay big money to do so.

Confirmation of interest

However, Heldt also said that the player himself wasn’t interested in said switch and neither, unsurprisingly, were Schalke.


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Sane signed a new contract in July that will run until 2019 and has started this season well, having scored in his last three outings. Those goals would have been readily accepted by Liverpool in their current malaise, but Schalke weren’t up for playing ball.

"There was one or more prestigious club that contacted us about Sane" he said, as per the Daily Mail.

"Liverpool was ready to pay money for him.

"These offers didn't at all interest us or the player. I am really not concerned about losing the player.

"Two years ago, Ajax made an offer as well."

No sale on

What could, and probably did, hinder Liverpool’s efforts was the fact that Schalke relinquished the services of the sought-after Julian Draxler in the summer.

They’ll certainly be in no hurry to get rid of any more starlets, and 19-year-old Sane certainly falls into that category.

Rodgers under pressure

So, a blow for Liverpool but ultimately one that was impossible to avoid. On the whole, Brendan Rodgers’ transfer business this summer was applauded, with experienced heads like James Milner and Roberto Firmino complementing fellow arrivals such as Christian Benteke and Joe Gomez.

Of course, the early stages of this term have yielded little positivity for Liverpool and Rodgers. The addition of Sane almost certainly wouldn’t have changed that, but in any case the Northern Irishman needs to right the wrongs quickly.

Liverpool fans, do you think Sane would have been a good singing? Is Rodgers living on borrowed time at Anfield?

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