Report potentially boosts Liverpool hopes of signing rapid £35m attacker

Milot Rashica of SV Werder Bremen celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the DFB Cup semi final match between Werder Bremen and FC Bayern Muenchen at Weserstadion on April...

Liverpool and Aston Villa are reportedly keen on Werder Bremen's Milot Rashica.

(BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Milot Rashica of SV Werder Bremen celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and SV Werder Bremen at Allianz...

According to Deich Stube, Werder Bremen likely need to sell winger Milot Rashica this summer amid links to Liverpool and Aston Villa.

It's claimed that Bremen have two summer deals set up this summer if they stay in the Bundesliga; loanees Omer Toprak and Leanardo Bittencourt.

The pair are on loan but have permanent clauses that will activate upon survival, and Bremen allegedly don't have the €14million (£13million) needed to complete those deals without selling somebody.

 

Bremen are still shy of survival right now, but Rashica is the main candidate to go in order to fund those deals – and if they go down, Rashica is likely to want to go anyway.

Rashica could be Premier League-bound, as Bild claim that Liverpool want him in a €38million (£35million) swoop, whilst The Mirror believe that Aston Villa are battling with Liverpool for his signature.

The news that Bremen may need to sell should be great news for both, as Bremen's relegation fate could boost their hopes of signing him regardless of which way it goes.

Milot Rashica of SV Werder Bremen looks on during the Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and Sport-Club Freiburg at Wohninvest Weserstadion on November 2, 2019 in Bremen, Germany.

Rashica, 23, has hit 10 goals and five assists this season, and will be attractive given that he can play all across the front line, possesses great skill and has blistering pace.

The Kosovo international is likely looking for more than a relegation battle, but he may have to pick between first-team football at Villa or a squad role at one of the biggest clubs in Europe.

Milot Rashica of SV Werder Bremen celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the DFB Cup semi final match between Werder Bremen and FC Bayern Muenchen at Weserstadion on April...

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