Serge Gnabry: Liverpool has held negotiations with Bayern Munich’s agency and German striker to discuss personal terms, according to reports.
After rejecting all of Bayern’s earlier attempts to prolong his contract, the Germany international has one year left on his contract with no sign of new discussions.
Serge Gnabry, who has scored 20 goals in 31 appearances for Germany, left Arsenal for Werder Bremen in 2016 before joining Bayern Munich the following season.
He spent a year on loan at Hoffenheim before being promoted to Bayern’s first team, where he has 63 goals in 171 games.
Anfield Central claim that the Reds ‘had held negotiations’ with Gnabry’s representative ‘about personal demands,’ while Sadio Mane looks certain to leave Liverpool this summer.
According to reports, Mane has informed Liverpool’s management that he is ready to move on to a new challenge this summer and that they are ‘sounding out his alternatives.’
Bayern Munich value Gnabry at €80 million, but they “understand they will have to accept as little as €35-€40 million (£30m-£34m)” due to the remaining time on his contract.
Gnabry and his representatives ‘are aware they are in a wonderful position of power,’ according to Anfield Central, and will ensure they get what their client deserves.
Below are Gnabry’s demands according to reports:
- ‘The German forward wants £13million (roughly €15m) per year or £250,000 per week.
- ‘We’re told that the offer Liverpool were open to making was closer to the equivalent of £200,000 per week (roughly £10m).’
The Merseysiders are ‘prepared to stand their ground,’ as they demonstrated in their negotiations with Mo Salah, and the Premier League club have’ reached an impasse pretty early in negotiations’ with Gnabry.
In recent months, Arsenal and Tottenham have been connected with Gnabry, with the north London teams trying to cut the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool.
The Gunners are thought to be ‘interested,’ but they will have to wait until his contract expires to have a serious chance of signing him after missing out on Champions League action.