Bayern Munich have entered the running to sign Schalke contract rebel Lewis Holtby.
The midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool after failing to agree terms with the German club.
Schalke held another round of talks with Holtby recently but they could not find a resolution and he is likely to leave in January.
Brendan Rodgers has made his interest known but news of Bayern's interest will concern him.
Holtby, 22, is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League but Bayern will make a late effort to try and land him.