Liverpool are preparing to make a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches, according to reports in Germany.

The Portuguese, who arrived at the Allianz Arena last summer, is keen to leave for regular first team football, and Jurgen Klopp is ready to pounce, reports German outlet Kicker.

Sanches, who made a name for himself as a stand out performer in Portugal's Euro 2016-winning squad, is a long-term target of Manchester United, and would likely upset a few fans if he was to make a move to Anfield.

At this point it appears a loan deal would favour the Bundesliga giants, who are keen to keep hold of the 20-year-old prospect.