According to the Mirror, Jurgen Klopp is prepared to pay £12 million to bring his compatriot to Anfield, while the Catalan side—who would be willing to sell the player—are holding out for £20 million for the international stopper.
According to the tabloid, Klopp is keen on signing ter Stegen, but fears that the Merseyside giants will be priced out of a move for the player should Barcelona refuse to budge on his asking price.
The Germany international would be a major upgrade on Belgian stopper Simon Mignolet—who hasn’t always impressed since signing from Sunderland in 2013—while Jack Butland has also been linked with a move to the north west.
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Klopp may be quietly confident that he can still get his man, knowing that with Jordi Masip already outgrowing La Masia, Barca have a readymade replacement for the German stopper.