Liverpool may have missed out on signing Eintracht Frankfurt duo Daichi Kamada and Evan Ndicka after the German club withdrew contract offers to both players
According to Sport 1 and BILD, the Bundesliga club has given up hope of convincing the duo to sign new contracts.
Both are out of contract in the summer, and Eintracht had hoped that they would sign new contracts rather than leave on a free transfer.
That has yet to happen, and the pair have been linked with moves to clubs all over Europe as bargain signings.
Liverpool has been named as a potential suitor, with the Reds having been linked with Kamada in recent months, and reports in England claiming they are also interested in Ndicka.
Their chances of landing both players have improved as Sport 1 and BILD report Frankfurt has withdrawn contract offers to both players.
The former claims that despite sports director Markus Krösche’s “fight” to keep Kamada, “the door is closed.”
There has been no movement in those negotiations for a long time, and the player has also ‘indicated’ that he wishes to pursue a different career path. This is consistent with recent reports claiming he wanted to relocate abroad.
Sport 1 does not confirm this, but does state that ‘foreign clubs’ are vying for his signature, despite the fact that the player has yet to make a decision on his future.
In any case, he appears to be leaving Eintracht, and BILD reports that he will be joined by teammate Ndicka.
According to their sources, Frankfurt’s offer to the defender “will no longer be maintained,” and he “will leave” this summer.
At the moment, it is unclear where he will end up, but Liverpool has been linked, with reports claiming that they were interested in him while he was at Auxerre.
In any case, Eintracht expects him to leave and has already signed a replacement in Willian Pacho, who was announced by the club on Thursday.
That’s another sign that the club is preparing for life without Ndicka, who, like Kamada, appears to be on his way out. It remains to be seen whether this applies to Liverpool.