Liverpool hand another blow as 22-year-old German not interested in Anfield move

Leon Goretzka is reportedly not interested in a move to Liverpool and only wants to join Barcelona or Bayern Munich, while the Reds could allow Danny Ings to leave on loan in January.

Schalke 04 star Goretzka will only listen to offers from the two European giants if he does not sign a contract extension at the Bundesliga side, per Mundo Deportivo.

The 22-year-old has emerged as one of German football’s brightest stars at the Veltins-Arena but is out of contract next summer and expected to move on.

Barcelona scout Ariedo Braida had appeared to rule out a move for Goretzka after he said it was “too soon” for a move to the Camp Nou, per Juanma Romero at Sport.

That would seem to leave Bayern in pole position to land Goretzka, who would be another exciting young addition after the arrivals this year of Kingsley Coman, Corentin Tolisso, Niklas Sule and Serge Gnabry.

Meanwhile, Ings could be heading for an Anfield exit in a bid to try to force his way into the England squad for the FIFA 2018 World Cup, per Neil Moxley at the Sunday People.

The 25-year-old is fit again after a long layoff due to a knee problem, and the Reds could accept a loan deal, with Crystal Palace, Newcastle United, Southampton and Watford all interested.