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Report: Bayern Munich scouting Liverpool star with eye towards summer transfer

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Bayern Munich are scouting Raheem Sterling with a summer transfer in mind

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Bayern Munich are hot on the addition of young Liverpool attacking midfielder Raheem Sterling. Bayern Munich have been scouting the 20-year-old recently with them reportedly set to try to bring him to the Sabener Straße on a transfer this summer, according to David Amoyal of Gianluca di Marzio.

Amoyal further notes that Liverpool may be reluctant to sell Sterling though his current contract impasse with the club may be grounds for them to seek his transfer elsewhere. He is currently under contract until June 2017 and several weeks ago Liverpool reportedly approached him with a contract extension that would have elevated his salary to the range of £100k/week. Since that report there has been a continuous litany of reports about the possibility of him signing that deal.

Previously, BILD reported that Raheem Sterling was Bayern Munich's backup plan if they failed to lure Marco Reus to Munich. Given that Reus recently signed a new contract with Borussia Dortmund -- putting a huge damper on that raging transfer story -- now we get treated to Raheem Sterling!

There are a lot of questions regarding a transfer of an English national team player like Raheem Sterling to Bayern Munich. Are the financial incentives going to be correct given what an English national team player can make in England? Is Sterling even interested in leaving for a club like Bayern, that is stacked to the gills with talent that would likely relegate him to a squad rotation role? Those are just a couple of the myriad speculative questions that surround these types of rumors specifically.

All we really know is that Bayern Munich are reportedly scouting one of the top young players in Europe -- which you'd have to imagine given their pedigree and resources they do on a fairly regular basis.