Liverpool target turns down contract extension

The potential replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum has turned down a contract extension with just over a year remaining on his current deal.
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Liverpool target Marcel Sabitzer has reportedly turned down a contract extension in East Germany according to reports.

The RB Leipzig captain has just under 18 months remaining on his current deal for Julian Nagelsmann's side.

German news outlet BILD says that the Reds are amongst a whole host of Premier League clubs in the running for the Austrian.


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Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are amongst the teams interested in his signature with the 27-year-old's 'goal' being to play in the English top-flight.

The Leipzig number eight recently came up against Liverpool in the first knockout round of the Champions League.

Despite his unforced error allowing Mohamed Salah through on goal and find the back of the net in the first leg, the Austria international showed glimpses of promise over the two legs played in Budapest.

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Netherlands captain and Reds mainstay, Georginio Wijnaldum looks set to be leaving Anfield in the summer with his contract nearing expiration.

As a result of the 30-year-old's situation developing at the Premier League champions, a number of names have been linked with a switch to Merseyside, including; Rodrigo de Paul and Brighton and Hove Albion powerhouse Yves Bissouma.  

Sabitzer has no release clauses in his contract and is currently valued at €42million, if he fails to negotiate a deal with Die Roten Bullen, he would be available on a free transfer next summer.