Liverpool target Timo Horn keen on signing Koln contract extension

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German Under-21 goalkeeper Timo Horn looks set to extend his stay with Koln, despite interest from Liverpool.

The Reds have reportedly been tracking the young stopper for a number of months, and they are keen to make a move for him in January with Simon Mignolet faltering in goal.

The Liverpool Echo claimed that, with Mignolet likely to be offloaded in January, the £5 million rated youngster would be a main transfer target for Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers.

Horn has started all 14 of Koln’s games this season, having been a vital part of the side who won promotion from the 2. Bundesliga last season, and the youngster has conceded just 20 goals in those 14 games - a respectable tally for a side thought to be fighting relegation at the start of the campaign.

The youngster has also represented his country at every youth level from Under-15 upwards, and is currently a frequent Under-21 international having made his debut in August 2013.

With his potential, as well as his vast experience despite his young age, Horn seems like a perfect capture for Liverpool, and it is no surprise to see the club prioritise his signature. However, the Daily Mail - as quoted by talkSPORT - are reporting that the 21-year-old is keen on tying down his future to Koln by signing a new contract at the RheinEnergieStadion.

The ‘keeper’s contract currently expires at the close of the 2015/16 campaign, but the report indicates that he is keen to stay in Germany, scuppering the plans Liverpool had in mind for a January move for the youngster.

Horn is highly regarded in German football, and it is only the presence of such luminaries as Manuel Neuer, Roman Weidenfeller and Marc-Andre term Stegen that has stopped him from turning out for the full German national side despite his young age.

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