Report: Agent of Max Meyer has strong connections with Liverpool

Schalke's midfielder Max Meyer reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match Schalke 04 vs Hertha Berlin in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on March 3, 2018.

Max Meyer is set to leave Schalke this summer, with Liverpool and Tottenham reportedly interested.

Schalke's midfielder Max Meyer looks on during the German first division Bundesliga football match Schalke 04 vs Hertha Berlin in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on March 3, 2018.

German newspaper Bild have given Liverpool a huge transfer boost in their pursuit of Schalke freebie Max Meyer, by claiming his agent has strong connections with the Anfield outfit.

The 22-year-old is set to leave Bundesliga side Schalke this summer as his contract expires at the end of the season, with the uncapped German star rejecting any attempts to sign a new deal.

The Gambling Times reported Meyer will have a whole host of interest from the Premier League, with Tottenham, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all considering contract offers. Liverpool and Arsenal are also linked.

Schalke's German headcoach Domenico Tedesco (L) and Schalke's German midfielder Max Meyer react during the German first division Bundesliga football match Schalke 04 vs Hertha Berlin in...

But the Reds could steal a march on their Premier League rivals after Bild claimed Meyer's agent, Roger Wittmann, has connections with Liverpool. But the report does state that Wittmann is also close to Marseille and some Italian clubs.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is renowned for bringing players to Anfield from the Bundesliga, and that German connection could also work in favour of landing Meyer.

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp applauds the fans following the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match between AS Roma and Liverpool at the Olympic Stadium in...

Since taking over in 2015, Klopp has recruited Roberto Firmino, Joel Matip, Loris Karius, Ragnar Klavan and Alex Manninger from Germany's top tier.

Renowned for being a playmaker in the number 10 role or even out wide, Meyer has added another string to his bow this season by playing in holding midfield for Schalke in a move that could prove beneficial to Liverpool.

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