Agent gives emphatic response to Liverpool £34.2m midfielder pursuit
By Tom Blackburn
Liverpool target Mahmoud Dahoud will remain at Borussia Monchengladbach this summer, according to his agent.
Dahoud has been strongly linked with the Merseysiders all summer but the midfielder’s agent Reza Fazeli says he will not be joining Liverpool or any of his other suitors this summer.
“It is certain Mahmoud will stay with Gladbach for now,” Fazeli told the Guardian. “There has been a lot of interest in him, not just from Liverpool. But we have an agreement with Gladbach and everything has been postponed for next season.
“We will have to wait and see what happens in the future but it will be up to the club to accept a fee they think is acceptable.”
The Guardian claim that the German club rejected a £34.2million from PSG this summer, while an unnamed English club who will compete in the Champions League this season also had a bid rejected.
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Dahoud, whose contract expires in 2018, has been offered a new deal but is refusing to sign on the understanding that he will be allowed to leave next summer.
The 20-year-old midfielder made 41 appearances for the German side last season, scoring five goals and providing nine assists in the process.
It was claimed that the Bundesliga club didn’t want to lose Dahoud this summer after they lost Granit Xhaka to Arsenal earlier in the window.
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.
The dynamic midfielder has two years left to run on his contract and it is claimed by the Guardian the player is happy to remain at Monchengladbach for another season.
Dahoud 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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