Ever since Jürgen Klopp’s arrival in Merseyside, Liverpool have been linked with Schalke defender, Joel Matip, and reports today in the Daily Star claim that the 23-year old has rejected a new contract at the Bundesliga club.
The Cameroon international is out of contract in the summer and will be free to sign for whoever he likes in the summer. Jürgen Klopp has kept close tabs on the centre back, and is one of the club’s top targets this summer, in an attempt to strengthen the Liverpool defence .
The 6ft 4″ defender, who can also play in midfield, has made 178 appearances for the club, scoring 17 goals.
The article claims that Schalke will make an announcement on the defenders future by the end of the week.