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LIVERPOOL are ready to bring former Manchester United keeper Ron-Robert Zieler back to England if they can see off interest from a host of German clubs.
Reports in Germany suggest that Zieler, currently at Hannover 96, is wanted by both Schalke and Borussia Monchengladbach as they prepare for the possible loss of their current keepers at the end of the season.
But according to Bild, Liverpool are also keen on the 24-year-old, who has a release clause in his contract that could see him leave for £7m before 1 May 2014.
Hannover sporting director Dirk Dufner said: "I am sure that other clubs are interested in him.
"And if an offer comes in, Ron should definitely think about it. That's part of being an intelligent player.
"If he decides to stay with us, so much the better."
Schalke would reportedly be willing to offer Zieler a substantial pay rise and the prospect of Champions League football, while at Liverpool he would most likely have to play second fiddle to Simon Mignolet.
And Zieler's agent has also admitted the player hasn't ruled out staying at Hannover if a new contract can be agreed.
He said: "We have had good discussions, but not in intensive negotiations.
"Of course, Ron can imagine extending his time at 96.
"He became a Bundesliga goalkeeper at Hannover and he feels comfortable there, but it is still too early to decide."