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Liverpool want Bayer Leverkusen star Son Heung-Min - agent

Liverpool are targeting Bayer Leverkusen attacker Son Heung-Min, the South Korea international's agent has confirmed, although reports suggest a deal this summer is unlikely.

Son joined Leverkusen from Hamburg in 2013 and has regularly been linked with a move to the Premier League after impressing during his time in Germany, where he has recorded 41 goals in 131 Bundesliga games.

The 22-year-old, one of the stars at the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia, is under contract until 2018 but his agent, Thies Bliemeister, told Bild that Liverpool are eager to sign him.

"I know that Liverpool have scouted him several times this season and would love to have the player in their squad," the agent said.

However, their chances of completing a deal this summer for the player, who has been nicknamed "Sonaldo," appear to be slim.

Liverpool are eager to sign the 22-year-old attacker but their chances appear remote.

Bild reports that, although Son's contract contains a release clause, the deadline to trigger it this summer has already passed.

Kicker, meanwhile, reports that Son -- who is said to have snubbed English clubs when joining Leverkusen two years ago -- would prefer to remain at the BayArena for another year.

Leverkusen are certain to finish at least fourth this season, which would secure them a Champions League qualification playoff spot, while Liverpool appear unlikely to return to the competition next season.

Leverkusen still have the chance to secure an automatic Champions League qualification spot as they currently sit two points behind third-placed Borussia Monchengladbach ahead of this weekend's visit to Borussia-Park.

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