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Rumour Mongering: Liverpool To Make £20 Million Bid For Mario Götze

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Liverpool are reportedly set to make a £20 million bid for the World Cup hero who is currently surplus to requirements at Bayern Munich.

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If the latest internet rumblings are to be believed, Liverpool may be set to start their summer transfer business off with an exciting, marquee signing in the form of the former Borussia Dortmund and current Bayern Munich forward, Mario Götze. Reports vary, but the consensus seems to be that the player himself has given his okay for the move, and Bayern Munich are anticipating Liverpool's first bid within the week, expected to be in the £20-£25 million range.

The relationship between Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and 23-year-old wunderkind Mario Götze, who Klopp mentored at Borussia Dortmund, has led to speculation that luring the talented young forward to Anfield would be a priority in the summer transfer window. Over the past several weeks, those rumors have started gaining credibility as reliable sources in both the English and German media have confirmed interest from all parties involved for the transfer to take place.

German journalist Philip Harmeling posted on Twitter that two scouts had been by to watch Götze, but that the contract is already clear and waiting for approval from both teams.

As the days pass, it does seem that this is one story with some weight to it, though mutual interest is only the first step towards a successful transfer. Liverpool fans have learned this to their detriment over the past several years, as one transfer after another has fall apart in the final stages.

At this point, cautious optimism is in order as we await further developments.