Elm, who is also understood to be on Manchester United’s watch-list of summer transfer targets, has been linked with Liverpool for a number of months; going back prior to the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as Anfield chief.
Known for his excellent passing range, long throw-ins and great ability from free-kicks, the Swedish midfielder was part of his country’s disappointing Euro 2012 squad, and even come face-to-face with the Reds captain Steven Gerrard, as the two battled it out in central-midfield during England’s exciting 3-2 victory.
Elm had a quiet game and was eventually substituted, but despite not setting the tournament alight, still has plenty of suitors; with Hamburg being the latest:
“We are talking frequently [with AZ Alkmaar – Elm’s current club] and we are talking about many things,” said Carl-Edgar Jarchow, chairman of the Bundesliga side.
“Elm is definitely a player that has been making our shortlist.”
The wanted midfielder, who is 24-years old, joined AZ Alkmaar from Swedish side Kalmar FF back in 2009 and has gone on to play for the club 83 times, scoring 18 goals.