Leon Bailey: 'There's interest' from Chelsea and Liverpool

Leon Bailey

Leon Bailey

In a revealing interview with German magazine "Kicker", Bailey spoke candidly about his future.

According to the Mirror, any interested suitors will have to stump up the cash for the winger in order to get a deal done.

Directly asked about speculation linking him with Roma, Chelsea and Liverpool, Bailey confirmed there had been "concrete interest" in securing his signature this summer. What I can say is that my full focus is on developing myself as a young player.

'If a club wants me, my management and Bayer will take care of it'.

Clubs from across Europe have been linked with a move for the 20-year-old forward but as things stand Bailey is set to remain with Leverkusen, who are preparing for a busy season where they will juggle domestic competitions and the Europa League.

Other major clubs have also been associated with the youngster over the course of the transfer window , including Bayern Munich and Manchester City.

Liverpool have been monitoring the 20-year old for some time now, with manager Jurgen Klopp keen on strengthening his attacking options, behind the preferred first-choice trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.

Bailey contributed 12 goals and six assists in 34 appearances in all competitions last season. This example shows that football is a fast-paced business.

"Bayer want to play for the title". Now everybody comes to him and suddenly wants something from him.

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