Klopp prepared to 'break club record' for Leverkusen's Havertz
Some interesting reports coming out of Germany this morning claim that Jurgen Klopp is more than happy to break our transfer record to bring in Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz.
The 20 year old is highly sought after amongst Europe's top clubs, with Bayern Munich (obviously), Barcelona and many others all thought to be interested in the player.
But there's no doubt that the prospect of working under Jurgen Klopp for the World Champions would appeal to the young midfielder. As it would almost any player.
Those reports 'from Germany' come via Mundo Deportivo, that oracle of all things German football transfers. But it's a promising rumour, that just won't seem to go away.
The big stumbling block, despite claims that Klopp would be prepared to break our club transfer record, is the fee. Reported to be 125 million Euros. Or around £107 million.
Liverpool may be prepared to back Klopp in any circumstances now, particularly considering his and Michael Edward's huge success in the transfer market but that sort of fee for a young player that isn't necessarily guaranteed a regular first-team place may be a concern for FSG.