Borussia Dortmund defender Marcel Schmelzer could be off to Liverpool [Bild]

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The circular nature of pan-European transfer gossip means that front page story on the website of Bild on Friday concerns a rumour which has been swishing around the English press for a couple of days now.

Picking up on the British lead, the leading German tabloid now claim that Liverpool are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund defender Marcel Schmelzer.

Schmelzer, 26, is being touted as a possible addition at Anfield as Brendan Rodgers looks to boost his defensive options ahead of a thrilling season to come when Liverpool will return to the Champions League.

For the record, Schmelzer is under contract at the Westfalenstadion until 2017.

Schmelzer has made 25 appearances for Dortmund this season, scoring once and bagging four assists.

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