Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Julian Brandt insists he ‘would not be scared’ to turn down a move to Liverpool or Bayern Munich.
The 20-year-old is reportedly being monitored by Liverpool scouts as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his attacking options in wide areas.
The £43million-rated playmaker, who has been capped four times by Germany, has also been linked with a move to Bayern Munich but the player has indicated that he is ready to extend his stay at Leverkusen.
‘I would not be scared to dismiss Bayern for a second time,’ Brandt told Bild.
‘The same goes for other clubs, too.’
When asked about signing a new contract with Leverkusen, Brandt replied: ‘Of course that is possible.
‘I feel very comfortable here and I know what I’ve got here. We’re constantly in good talks.
‘If it were up to me, the summer would be the right time [to renew]. I don’t want to deal with this forever. It gets annoying and performances will suffer because of it.’
Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has previously said he would like Brandt to continue developing at the club.