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Liverpool and Barcelona target Brandt open to new Bayer Leverkusen contract

11:15 GMT 29/01/2018
Julian Brandt
The highly-rated Germany international winger has sparked plenty of transfer talk in recent months, but he is prepared to snub interest and stay put

Julian Brandt is open to signing a new contract to commit his future to Bayer Leverkusen despite being linked to European giants including Barcelona, Liverpool and Bayern Munich

Brandt's four league goals have contributed to a fine season for Leverkusen, who are second in the Bundesliga table after 20 matches, albeit 16 points behind champions Bayern.

Germany international Brandt told Omnisport in October it was an "honour" to be linked with Barcelona, while Bayern hold a long-term interest in the 21-year-old.

But with Leverkusen on track to return to the Champions League after finishing in the bottom half of the Bundesliga last season, Brandt could remain at the BayArena.

"It's all possible," Brandt told Kicker of a possible new contract.

"The fact is that I feel comfortable here, I really enjoy playing in this team, but in the future, nothing has yet been decided.

"No question, we are on a great path. What the coach [Heiko Herrlich] says, how we play, the squad: it's all there and that's a great foundation."