By Dominic Toner
Juventus have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Mahmoud Dahoud, according to reports.
Italian outlet Calcio Mercato claim that the Italian champions are interested in signing the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder.
The report details that clubs will be able to trigger a £8.5million release clause next summer, which will become available on 1 July 2017 when Dahoud will have just one year left on his contract.
The Mirror, citing German outlet Die Express, reported earlier this week that Liverpool sent scouts to watch the Dahoud play for the Germany Under-21s against Finland.
Dahoud, 20, was a summer target for Liverpool and the Mirror reported that Gladbach turned down a £25million offer.
The youngster started the match against Finland and played the full 90 minutes as Germany won 1-0, leaving the Liverpool scouts with plenty to assess.
Jurgen Klopp, who previously managed in Germany with Borussia Dortmund and Mainz, did sign four players from the Bundesliga this summer despite missing out on Dahoud.
Loris Karius, Ragnar Klagan, Alex Manninger and Joel Matip all moved to Anfield to work under Klopp and the German manager has not given up hope of persuading Dahoud to join in the future.
Liverpool managed to pick up their second victory of the Premier League against Leicester as they picked up a comfortable 4-1 win over the reigning champions.
In other Liverpool transfer news, Joe Allen has revealed why he had to leave the club this summer.