By Alex Taylor
Liverpool are planning a £25million bid for Mahmoud Dahoud after sending scouts to watch the Borussia Monchengladbach star, according to a report.
The Express claim that Liverpool could make a bid for the Germany Under-21 international when the transfer window re-opens in January.
Dahoud, 20, was a summer target for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and played in front of Anfield scouts in his side’s 4-0 loss to Manchester City on Wednesday.
The report says that Dahoud, whose deal at Gladbach ends in 2018, is refusing to sign new contract at his current club.
That is a major boost for Liverpool in their pursuit of the midfielder, although Klopp will face competition as it is believed the starlet is also wanted by Italian giants Juventus.
It is understood that Dahoud has a release clause of £8.3m which can be triggered in 2017 and may provide an explanation as to why Klopp didn’t make a move this summer.
The emerging star has played just 48 times for the German outfit, scoring five goals and providing nine assists in that time.
He would join a fresh attacking line-up at Anfield alongside Daniel Sturridge, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi.