By Coral Barry
Liverpool have been told by Borussia Monchengladbach that Mahmoud Dahoud is not for sale, according to a report.
The Reds are thought to be willing to splash a further £25million on the German after they spent upwards of £34million on Southampton’s Sadio Mane this week.
The Guardian claim the Bundesliga club have informed Liverpool there is no chance Dahoud will be leaving this summer after they lost Granit Xhaka to Arsenal earlier in the summer.
Monchengladbach lost their influential playmaker to the Gunners in deal thought to be worth over £30million and are desperate to avoid any more high profile departures this summer.
Jurgen Klopp wants to continue his squad overhaul and has made bringing in midfield competition a priority, but now looks to be disappointed in his pursuit of Dahoud.
Dahoud enjoyed an excellent season scoring five goals and providing nine assists from midfield in the Bundesliga.
The central midfielder has two years left to run on his contract and it is claimed the player is happy to remain at Monchengladbach for another season.
Dahoud, 20, has represented Germany at various youth levels and is tipped to be among the next generation of international stars to take over the mantle from the current reigning world champions.
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