Manchester City and Liverpool are set to go head-to-head this summer in a bid to sign Germany international Marc-Andre ter Stegen, according to The Sun.
The Premier League duo, who currently sit fourth and ninth in the English top-flight standings respectively, are both interested in signing FC Barcelona’s goalkeeper and are reportedly ready to double his wages in addition.
The 23-year-old, who has four international caps for the reigning world champions, has kept five clean sheets in 20 appearances in all competitions for the La Liga giants so far this season.
Ter Stegen; who is unhappy at being used at Barca’s cup ‘keeper so far this campaign, is eager to gain more first-team football past this summer, alerting City and the Reds to his availability.
The report suggests that the Premier League outfits will offer the German ace a salary worth twice his current wage at the Nou Camp, although they will have to splash out on his whopping £63m buy-out clause to sanction any deal.