Liverpool reportedly face another Bayern Munich battle for Hakim Ziyech

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and FC Bayern Muenchen manager Niko Kovac shake hands at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Liverpool and...

Ajax star Hakim Ziyech has been linked with Premier League Liverpool and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Hakim Ziyech of Ajax during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and AZ Alkmaar at the Johan Cruijff Arena on October 07, 2018 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Liverpool are facing another battle with Bayern Munich.

The Reds secured one of their most impressive Champions League results of the last decade on Wednesday night, a Sadio Mane-inspired side thumping the Bundesliga champions 3-1 in their own back yard to seal a place in the quarter-finals.

 

But it seems that Bayern are hoping to get one over one the side who dumped them out – albeit in the boardroom rather than on the pitch.

Last week, Bleacher Report broke the news that Liverpool wanted to bring Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech to Anfield at the end of the season. A majestic midfielder who has tallied 18 goals and 16 assists this season, the Moroccan international could finally fill the Philippe Coutinho-shaped void in Klopp’s midfield.

Hakim Ziyech of Ajax celebrates 0-1 during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between Vitesse v Ajax at the GelreDome on September 2, 2018 in Arnhem Netherlands

But Bayern are keen too. According to Marca, Niko Kovac’s side have contacted Ajax over a potential deal for Ziyech, who scored a typically clinical opener in last week’s stunning 4-1 Champions League thrashing of Real Madrid.

Ajax want £30 million for one of the most influential midfielders in Europe. And with Bayern planning a big-money overhaul in the summer, don’t bet against the Bavarians meeting Ajax’s demands.

Hakim Ziyech of Ajax, celebrate his goal the 1-6 during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between Excelsior v Ajax at the Van Donge & De Roo Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Rotterdam Netherlands

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