Report: Bayer Leverkusen tell Liverpool £44.1 million will secure signing of Leon Bailey in the summer

Leverkusen's Jamaican midfielder Leon Bailey celebrates after scoring the 0-1 during the German First division Bundesliga football match TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen in...

The Bayern Leverkusen ace is reportedly wanted by Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Leverkusen´s Jamaican striker Leon Bailey celebrates scoring  during the German First Division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig in Leverkusen, western Germany, on...

Reds target Leon Bailey will not be sold by Bayern Leverkusen for anything less than €50 million (£44.1 million) in the summer, according to German media outlet Sport Bild.

Liverpool were interested in signing the 20-year-old winger last month, according to the Independent, but he eventually ended up staying with the Bundesliga outfit.

The lively Jamaican has really burst on to the scene in Germany this season, chalking up 10 goals and five assists in 20 games for Leverkusen, and is one of the continent's most highly sought-after youngsters.

Genk's Leon Bailey takes part in a training session in Genk on November 23, 2016, on the eve of the UEFA Europa League football match against Rapid Wien.

Sport Bild claim that Liverpool have not given up hope of signing Bailey, but they will have to meet the German outfit's £44.1 million valuation of him, if they are to obtain his signature in the summer.

The Reds will not have things all their own way in their pursuit of the 20-year-old, however, with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal also interested in signing him, according to 90 min.

Leverkusen´s Jamaican striker Leon Bailey (L) celebrates scoring with German forward Kevin Volland during the German First Division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig...

The explosive winger would be a fantastic addition for the Reds, and would fit perfectly into Jürgen Klopp's preferred high tempo playing style, what with his electric pace, and willingness to run in behind the opposition's defence.

With the summer transfer window still a fairly long way away, though, there will be no rush to bring him to Anfield, but it is a story that will surely bubble away in the background, nevertheless.

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