Report: Liverpool on midfielder scouting mission, given boost ahead of £25m January bid
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.
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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.