Bailey tries to sell himself to Liverpool

Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey has claimed that Liverpool want to buy him, despite no reports on the subject from either club.

The 20-year-old says that both Liverpool and Chelsea are interested in signing the Bundesliga player.

“There’s concrete interest,” he said of the two Premier League clubs. “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.”

There have been reports that Chelsea have been considering a £40m move for Bailey, but talk of Liverpool interest is clearly intended to generate rumours to either spur the Blues into makibng an offer or generate a bidding war, which is unlikley to happen.