Football Transfer Rumor Round-up: Liverpool’s Pursuit of Brandt Handed a Major Blow By Maurice FabNewz Posted on 4 weeks ago The transfer market is already in the headlines much before the end of the ongoing season. And already a number of clubs have secured the services of rising stars. As we take a look at the transfer rumors which are currently making rounds, we have come across the news which might just not sound great for the Liverpool fans. Julian Brandt is reportedly going to be in Bayern Munich after the end of the ongoing season The Liverpool fans were really optimistic about bringing in a number of German internationals after the appointment of Jurgen Klopp at the helm of club’s managerial issues. In fact, reportedly Liverpool has been in pursuit of a number of German internationals of late. Julian Brandt was one of them. But the latest news is definitely going to deal the aspirations of securing the services of the German winger a huge blow. It has been reported that Bayern Munich is currently leading the race for Brandt. They have already had a verbal agreement with the German champions which might eventually materialize at the end of the season. This is surely one of the updates that the Liverpool fans would not like to hear. Very recently they have seen their target Mahmoud Dahoud signing a contract with Borussia Dortmund despite having talks with Liverpool. This latest news is a serious blow despite the fact that Bayern is yet to decide when to sign the Julian Brandt. Brandt is contract bound with Bayer Leverkusen till 2019, and it is believed that Bayern Munich will have to pay a fee of 26 million pounds to bring him in. However, there is some good news for the Liverpool fans as it is believed that James Rodriguez might be Anfield bound after the end of the season. A number of English clubs including Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City are in pursuit of the Colombian playmaker. The Mirror has reported that Liverpool is leading the race to secure his services. And the report has received some real boost after the Los Blancos started looking for a replacement for James Rodriguez very recently. Liverpool is currently leading the race for James Rodriguez For the time being, these are the two updates that will definitely make the Liverpool fans pleased as well worried. For further updates, come back to this thread as we promise to bring up all the latest news and updates from the transfer market.