Liverpool have been labelled as favourites in the race to sign transfer target Julian Brandt this summer.
Brandt has long been linked with a move to Anfield with manager Jurgen Klopp known to be an admirer of the German international.
The transfer window opens later this week and according to Mirror Sport Liverpool could land one of their main summer targets sooner rather than later.
It has been suggested that Brandt has a release clause of little more than £21m in his contract and that the Reds are confident they can beat Borussia Dortmund to prising the 23-year-old away from Bayer Leverkusen.
Brandt has scored six goals and has 11 assists in the Bundesliga this season and his future could depend on whether Leverkusen qualify for the Champions League, with the Germans sitting in fifth behind Borussia Munchengladbach with one game remaining in the campaign.