Liverpool close in on deal as Germans put target up for sale

Stuttgart are putting defender and Liverpool target Antonio Rüdiger up for sale, according to the Stuttgarter Zeitung website.

Rudiger has been linked with the Reds over the last 18 months after impressing on a number of occasions for the German side.

And amid talk that Brendan Rodgers was stepping up his chase, Stuttgart will seek to sell for around £10 million.

The 22 year-old’s contract with Stuttgart runs to 2017 but the Germans know they may be able to cash in for top price right now. © 2017 Frontier Theme