Liverpool in three-way battle for £21.6m-rated prolific winger

Liverpool will reportedly have to fight off competition from Juventus and Real Madrid if they wish to sign Bayer Leverkusen attacker Julian Brandt this summer.

The 22-year-old has scored seven times and contributed 14 assists in 38 appearances for Leverkusen this term.

Liverpool have recently been linked with a swoop for Brandt, although the Germany international has revealedthat he will not make a decision on his future until the end of the season.

According to Bild, the Reds are planning to press ahead with a move, but Juve and Madrid are also in the hunt for a player who is believed to have a £21.6m release clause in his current deal.

Brandt – a 24-time Germany international – has scored 39 times in 210 appearances for Leverkusen since making his first-team debut for the Bundesliga giants in 2014.