Liverpool receive emphatic response after tabling £25m bid for 20-year-old - report
By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool have had £25million bid for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud rejected, according to a report.
The Sun claims that Reds chiefs made the formal offer for the midfielder over the weekend, but they were emphatically told not to bother coming back with another bid.
However, it is believed that the Anfield club could secure their 20-year-old target next summer with the youngster’s contract due to expire in 2018 and so far he has refused to extend his current deal.
It is claimed that the Bundesliga club dodn’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 a deal thought to be worth over £30million and are desperate to avoid any more high profile departures this summer.
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It is believed that Jurgen Klopp is a huge fan of Dahoud from the manager’s time at Borussia Dortmund.
However, the the German manager’s former club are said to be among a host of top European teams, who are also keen to snap the young midfielder up.
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.
He starred in 41 encounters for his side last season, scoring five goals and providing nine assists, as he helped his side finish fourth and qualify for another season of Champions League football.
In other Liverpool transfer news, Ragnar Klavan admits that he faces a battle to stay in the Reds side.