Report: Manchester United, Liverpool battle it out for Christoph Kramer

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Reports in Germany suggest that midfielder Christoph Kramer is being chased by some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

German international Christoph Kramer, 23, has been linked with a move to Manchester United, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Juventus as the holding midfielder continues to turn heads.

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Currently playing for Borussia Monchengladbach, on loan from Bayer Leverkusen, Kramer has excelled in the Bundesliga and featured for Germany during their World Cup winning campaign in Brazil this summer. If you remember, Kramer was the last-minute replacement for Sami Khedira in the World Cup final but he himself was forced off the pitch due to injury in the first half following a nasty shoulder to the head from Argentina’s Ezequiel Garay.

Reports from German publication Bild claim that United, Liverpool, Real and Juve are all readying bids for the lanky midfielder, as they aim to add some steel to their midfield.

Kramer only has one season in the German top-flight under his belt after previously being loaned out to VFL Bochum in the 2. Bundesliga but he has shown in his performances for the national team and Monchengladbach that he is able to break play up and excel in the destroyer role in the engine room.

His transfer fee isn’t mentioned in the report from Bild but you have to think a World Cup winner, despite his slender minutes in the tournament, could gather anywhere in the region of $20-30 million. Kramer is still just 23 and is set to become a fixture in Joachim Low’s German side. His deal with Leverkusen runs out in 2017 but he will spend this season on loan to Borussia Monchengladbach for the second straight campaign, following two previous seasons on loan with Bochum.

Kramer has never made a first team appearance for Leverkusen in the league, but he could be about to make them a ton of money.