Roy Hodgson preparing to bring Bayern Munich man to Anfield?
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez is planning to decide on a move to Liverpool today.
Reds boss Roy Hodgson has been looking to boost his striking options and has targeted the 25-year-old as transfer deadline day looms.
Gomez is one of the most talented strikers in Germany.
Hatfuls of goals for Stuttgart, including 32 in 42 games two seasons ago, earned him a €30 million move to Bayern.
And despite being in and out of the Bayern side last season, he still managed 11 goals.
He appeared for Germany at the Word Cup and scored in a recent friendly against Denmark.
Gomez is valued at €15M-20M. (IMScouting)
It appears that the speculation linking Bayern Munich forward Mario Gomez to a move to Anfield is growing by the minute. The giant German international appears to be overlooked by Louis Van Gaal this term as a first team starter with Thomas Muller and Miroslav Klose being the first choice strike pairing for the Bundesliga champions and even Ivica Olic may feel he is ahead of the former Stuttgart man in the Allianz Arena pecking order.
Therefore a move away from Bavaria could well be a possibility and Roy Hodgson may well be a fan of the 25 year old who was named German Footballer of the Year back in 2007 but could he find the funds to sign the player who only arrived at Bayern Munich for a fee of £24m last summer.
Having netted 79 goals in his last three seasons at Stuttgart, Gomez became a much sought after prize but it is worth noting that his arrival at the club came some days before Van Gaal was named boss and last term he failed to make much of an impact, netting just 14 times in 45 appearances and most notably just once in 12 Champions League matches.
Hodgson may feel that tall rangy Gomez would work well alongside Fernando Torres and it seems that whilst the move may well be perfect for the Merseyside outfit, finding the funds for a deal that would cost around £16m may be a major obstacle.