Liverpool is also interested in Neuhaus and is keeping a close eye on the situation:
“Bayern Munich have the money,” Eckner said. “But they will not do anything risky in terms of finances and they are not starving for talent, so they don’t want to sign anyone this summer. “But they have approached Neuhaus for maybe signing him next summer for €35-40m. Unless a club comes with €45-50m for him this summer then Gladbach won’t budge.”
One advantage Liverpool thinks it could have in a bidding war is Jurgen Klopp:
Neuhaus and his father are big Bayern Munich supporters, and that could swing the deal in their favour, though Liverpool also have a big appeal in their manager, Jurgen Klopp. Playing for a couple of seasons under Klopp, were Neuhaus to join Liverpool next summer, could be a decisive factor. “When Klopp is interested in certain German players, he is a big appeal,” Eckner explained. “He knows everyone at the top level and people like to talk to him because he is a nice guy!”
Whatever financial state Bayern Munich is in next summer, it still feels like that might be too big of a chunk for a position that is not necessarily in need.