Liverpool keeping tabs with 18-year-old Bundesliga centre-back

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It’s hard to tell what to make of a transfer talks when so many big clubs are linked with a teenager, it mainly suggests an agent or the selling team is trying to drum up interest.

Malick Thiaw may not be a household name yet after only playing one senior game for Bundesliga giants, but a report from The Daily Mail has suggested that some big Premier League clubs are interested.

They suggest that Liverpool and Arsenal are tracking the centre-back who has a £7m release clause, so it’s clear they could easily afford to add him if they felt he was worth it.

They also hint that Man City might be interested, so he could have his pick of Premier League clubs if any of that turns out to be true.

With such limited senior action, Malick would represent a project rather than someone who would slot straight into the team, but it certainly sounds like he’s highly rated by the Germans.

Again this could just be a move by Schalke or Malick’s agent to try and drum up some interest ahead of a Summer sale, but it could be worth keeping an eye on him to see if he makes a move.