Liverpool and Manchester United transfer target Marcel Schmelzer is among four names to have been cut by Jorgi Low, as he announced his 23-man Germany squad to start the World Cup next week.
The Borussia Dortmund left-back has been tipped to solve Liverpool’s left-back problem, while being touted as a natural long term replacement for Manchester United veteran Patrice Evra.
Schmelzer was joined by experienced striker Mario Gomez, Kevin Volland and Sampdoria star Shkodran Mustafi.
The updated squad is as follows;
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zeiler (Hannover 96)
Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Beneditk Howedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Julian Draxler (Schalke), Christoph Kramer (Borussia Monchengladbach), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)
Strikers: Miroslav Klose (Lazio)